from Bruce Dowbiggin at the Globe and Mail,
In short, there are no bargoons out there for talent as teams lock up everyone with a pulse. The inevitable result of the spending is repenting in misery over contracts that are virtually immovable in todayâ€™s market where clubs will be forced down to a $64.3 million salary cap next fall.
The following players have real value as players but a price tag that would scare off even Georges St. Pierre. Call them the sin in haste, repent at leisure contracts.
Brian Campbell, Florida ($7.1-million cap hit till 2016)
There are many teams who covet the slick defenceman now rotting on the Florida Panthersâ€™ beach. With passing D men for the power play the scarcest commodity to uncover in the NHL, Campbell could make a team a Cup contender. But who wants this salary anchor? Only the brave will venture here. Besides, GM Dale Tallon needs Campbellâ€™s contract to reach the salary floor.
Jay Bouwmeester, Calgary ($6.63-million cap hit t...