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07-14-2012, 03:48 PM
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Where's the kaboom?
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I'd expect a 7 or 8 year limit, personally. I have to think the Player's Association might have a real issue with only a 5 year limit. It's not just the teams that like seeing certain players signed for longer terms. Short-term contracts are great when your career is on the rise, and you expect to increase your pay with every contract, but the players have to be thinking about job security too. In a sport like hockey, where injuries aren't just possible but expected, I think some of the players are just going to want a better guarantee than 4 or 5 years. Those that can ask for it, that is.

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