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07-20-2012, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by blasted_Sabre View Post
Dont like them. name me a forty year old worth 6-7m a year
1. Players will be making around 1m in those years, only their cap hit will be around 6-7m.
2. The cap by then will be much higher (already closing in on close to 70m).
3. The way these contracts are designed, it makes it very easy to buy the players out.
4. The player themselves would probably retire around 36-38.

In actuality, these contracts being used by Philli, Pittsburgh, NYR, Detroit, etc. are perfect for teams that want to acquire and retain star talent and to make them the elite teams of the league. Star talent/elite teams are the ones that win the cup.

LA: Kopitar, Doughty, Richards, Carter
BOS: Chara, Thomas
CHI: Toews, Keith, Kane
Pitts: Crosby, Malkin
DET: Datsyuk, Lidstrom, Zetterberg

Teams close to:
NYR: Richards, Gaborik, Lundqvist
NJ: Kovalchuk, Parise
VAN: Sedins
PHI: Richards, Carter, Pronger
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TOR: Kessel (to a lesser extent)
Could have attempted to get: Stamkos, Weber.

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