Why does Bettman wanna see a limit on contract lengths?
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11-09-2012, 10:29 AM
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As has been pointed out by a number of posters here and there, the owners simply can't control themselves (though don't ask me to explain the logic in that).
Owners aren't only partners in a joint venture called NHL, but also rivals as they all (hopefully) want to win. And richer teams have the options of long-term contracts, as they can afford to pay the majority of the contract in the first few years
I think that the desire to limit the contract length comes mostly from the middle and low revenue teams to insure that they don't lose players, because of contracts they cannot match or jeopardize the business if accepted (like the Weber situation).
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