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10-17-2012, 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by I in the Eye View Post
I think it's more likely he's trying to address Fehr's stance that it's the owners' responsibility for handing out the contracts... It doesn't make much sense to have this clause, with short contract limits (5 years)... So, when the NHL agrees to a higher contract limit (like they will need to do, IMO), this mechanism is in there to help prevent cap circumvention in future long term contracts...

I'd bet that existing contracts get grandfathered in... We'll see (hopefully, pretty soon)...
It doesn't make any sense to grandfather the existing contracts in. Hopefully I can explain myself clearly here.

1. CBA states no contracts can be longer than 5 years
2. CBA states any contracts that are longer than 5 years are subject to special provisions

If you put both those statements in AND grandfather any previous contracts over 5 years, you just made #2 completely meaningless.

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