2012-13 Lockout Discussion Part VI: The "What Comes Before Square One?" Edition
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11-12-2012, 08:53 AM
Join Date: Nov 2011
Maybe I am way off base here, but if they are "close" on the 50/50 thing, does it make much difference from a player perspective what the contract lengths are?
We are really just talking about how the dollars get allocated.
So if a UFA can only sign a 5 year contract instead of 10, that means on the back end some other player will be earning money.
i.e. if the Rangers had only been able to sign richards to a 5 year deal, somebody else would earn more money when that deal expired that would not have otherwise.
Don't get me worng, I think the 5% rule would solve most of the owners issues, but from a player perspective, we know the owners are going to hand out the contracts regardless of the system, so do all these issues have a huge impact?
Maybe I am oversimplifying.
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