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Saturday, July 16, 2005

nhl- Operating under a Cap

from the Herald Tribune, "We've always operated under a cap in Tampa and it's called a budget," Lightning general manager Jay Feaster said Friday from New York, where he spent the day in informational meetings about the new collective bargaining agreement. "Sometimes it's disheartening, but we've had plenty of success. Now, we won't have to worry about playing against the team that can spend freely to get whatever player they want."
Feaster made it clear that the Lightning will do everything in their power to bring back as many players as possible. The first concerns will be unrestricted free agents Nikolai Khabibulin and Dave Andreychuck along with expected restricted free agents Martin St. Louis, Vincent Lecavalier, Dan Boyle and Ruslan Fedotenko.
"We're the defending Stanley Cup champions and for a reason," Feaster said. "We went to great lengths and effort to bring back almost everyone for last season and we're planning on doing the same thing again."...more...