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Cap brings parity, and tough decisions

Updated: January 13, 2010, 2:57 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

It was a few hours before Game 7 of the 2006 Stanley Cup finals, and a group of writers was sitting at a table with Kevin Lowe.

While the rest of us looked forward to a great game capping a wonderful first season out of the NHL lockout, I can't forget an introspective Lowe, then Edmonton's GM, talking about the tough decisions that lay ahead for the Oilers and the difficulty of keeping together a good team in the new cap system.

Now, looking back, Lowe was in that kind ...

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