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Take Town: Game management isn't just for the referees in the Stanley Cup Final

It's easy to joke that the Washington Capitals buying CapFriendly and shutting it down for public use is so that everyone forgets about that new Tom Wilson contract (seven years, $6.5-million AAV with significant trade protection, starting in October, when Wilson will be more than 30.5-years-old). I don't think it's true but regardless, the very slightly increased odds that it becomes a little harder to remember all the details is undeniably a tertiary benefit.

But it's also undeniably a play to get an edge on their competitors, many of whom were straight-up just using CapFriendly on a daily basis like you or I would. Reports that a number of teams are scrambling to make their own replacement CapFriendly now (as are people in the public sphere, of course) are being dunked on — "How could te

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