Wednesday, March 10, 2010
The owners -- if you believe them -- ARE losing money, hand over first. I truly don't think it's an ownership problem. Look at the contract extensions they've doled out to Nash, Vermette, Brassard. Mason and Voracek can be extended this season. Yes, it's a small market. Yes, they're a budget team, not a cap team. But they footed the bill for a club that was expected to win this season, and now it hasn't won. I wouldn't put that on ownership. I'd put it on the GM, the coaches and players. When Mason and Voracek get extension, and they reshuffle the deck this summer, the CBJ will be in the $52M-55M range. That should be enough for a very good hockey, especially with so many young players.