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09-29-2003, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by thor dyck
the islanders did not do hockey much of a favor when they signed yashin. Who else would have given that guy that contract? It set the bar for a bunch of other players and every team is suffering.

same for the blues. Really and truly, there were 4-5 teams able to pay 5 mill per and there were 7-8 guys availbale. Why didn't they tell doug that he could earn them 5 mill per year so that is what they would pay him?

My whole point is this - the current cba would work if there was a strong enough disincentive to run a loss. The challenge is how to stop the fools from giving contracts that could never make economic sense. How to stop owners from themselves?

3.5 mill per year for todd marchant ????? aaaarrrrgggghhhhhhh
Yashin's deal raises the bar ? I totally disagree.

this summer we've seen teams tightening their belts,preparing for a cap.Yashin's deal has done nothing except tighten the nyi future budgets.

Leetch took roughly a $3m paycut this summer.

Hatcher was signed for $6m,after analysts predicted he'd get $8m a yr.

Feds asked the Wings for $12m and ended up getting $8m from Anaheim.

Where were the bidding fights over Whitney and S. Kozlov,both of whom had very strong yrs,tested the ufa market and then signed reason deals($3m range) with their old teams?

you keep bringing up Weight's contract,basically saying the Blues had to pay Weight big money because the nyi had signed Yashin for big money.

Weight was traded to the Blues and signed his new deal on July 1,2001.

ST. LOUIS - July 1, 2001 - St. Louis Blues senior vice president and general manager Larry Pleau announced today that the team has acquired 30-year-old center Doug Weight from the Edmonton Oilers along with right wing Michel Riesen in exchange for center Marty Reasoner, left wing Jochen Hecht and defenseman Jan Horacek.

Following the trade, Weight was signed by the Blues to a multi-year contract. Terms were not disclosed.

Yashin signed his new deal in Sept. 2001

NEW YORK (September 5, 2001) - Alexei Yashin sat out an entire season in a contract dispute just two years ago. Now, the high-scoring center has agreed to the longest deal in NHL history.
The New York Islanders and the 27-year-old Russian

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