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11-09-2012, 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by CerebralGenesis View Post
so your logic is that without a cap there wouldn't be longer deals and that the owners like signing long-term deals?

I don't think I agree with either proposition.
What was the longest deal you saw pre-cap? Most deals were 3-5 years. Yashin's and Jagr are the only ones that I remember that were pretty long.

The long contract came in immediately with the cap as teams sought to lock a player up at a certain cap hit for as long as possible. They also started adding additional years with a lower salary to reduce the cap hit as much as possible.

So disagree as much as you want...

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