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05-12-2008, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by kingswillwinthecup View Post
Am I the only one who really dislikes all these 7, 8, 9 year+ contracts being handed out? Is it really good for the league to have every team look basically identical for years on end? Is that exciting?

And what happens if a guy like Ovechkin or Richards goes down with a career hampering concussion or knee injury? What does their franchise do then? Think about how dumb they were for signing any player to a decade+ deal?

I'm afraid something like that needs to happen to make an example of all these ostentatious contracts and why they're not exactly smart.
Well. It's not like any team has more than a couple contracts of such duration.

The reason there was more movement in the pre-cap days is because poor teams (Oilers, Flames, Chicago, Pittsburgh) simply could not afford to keep their stars while Rangers, Detroit, Dallas and Colorado added a star player every year.

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