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11-09-2012, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by CharlieLima View Post

* Signing up players on long-term contracts is something that the owners “like”.
IMO the vast majority of the owners don't "like" long-term contracts ( ie: 15 year ) and the owners that do "like" them only do so because they saw it as a way to circumvent the salary cap.

The cap was put in for a reason and the majority of the teams play by the rules. It's the teams like Vancouver that introduced the loophole and screwed it for everyone else, so as a result Bettman wants to put in rules to stop teams from using this loophole.

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