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12-28-2009, 01:13 AM
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Originally Posted by TheHotRock View Post
look at the hossa and savard deals. why couldn't redden be making 6 figures in the last years of his deal if they are?
He could but Sather chose not to do business that way. Sather also signed The King for 6 years at top dollar when he could have done a longer and/or more lopsided contract. Slats has made it pretty clear he doesn't like the long term deals with low payments at the end. Can't say I agree or disagree.

The next collective bargaining agreement will change the landscape of the league. NHL players and owners hate a number of things in the agreement. There will be changes and I suspect some of those changes will be favorable to big market, high dollar teams. After all, when you consider who is paying the bulk of revenue sharing, it's a relative handful of teams. In 2012, much opportunity will exist to change the macinations of the agreement. One thing I think will come into focus is a limited (on every 2-3 years) number of amnesty buyouts.

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