A Little Warmth on a cool Day

Steve says:

Well, the snow has fallen from the sky over the last couple of days...in Ottawa, we got 31cm in a day and a half...which made for a lot of shovelling...and some hot chocolate and back rubs afterwards.
I got a scoop which made it a lot easier to clear my 5 car driveway...and it will really come in handy this weekend when I prepare the backyard for the ice rink I am putting in this year...

but enough about me...
here's some warmth to get you through the cold winter days...


The Future!

Steve says:

It will be very interesting to see what teams do this trade deadline. Not only from a trading point of view but more importantly from a re-signing standpoint.
The reason is this. With the worlds economy going to the shitter, and teams all over the US struggling, it is expected that the NHL and the NHLPA will have to discuss lowering the salary cap to be more in line with the projected economy. They are looking at dropping it 3-5 million.

Where that comes into play is the salaries of current players will not go down relative to the salary cap reduction. which means teams that have signed players to long term deals for HUGE amounts will have to move a lot of other players to fit under the cap.

That makes situations like the upcoming Jaybo deal very intriguing...