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11-12-2012, 05:42 AM
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Ugene Malkin
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Originally Posted by QuietCompany View Post
I agree with you to quite some extent but Gary Bettman has been well known in hockey circles for hating those contracts. It's more of a PR thing, for example how do you feel Bettman feels about the long-term contracts which some GM's have been given recently including this summer? He absolutely hates it and he would for sure push/suggest the owners put a limit on. But I agree that this isn't that big of an issue and it shouldn't be part of talks, go to some balanced in-between like an 8 or 9 year max.
Why stop there, why not reduce the amount the players can count against the teams cap. 20% to like 15%?

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