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11-12-2012, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by BringBackStevens View Post
I don't think they should eliminate the front loading deals. They are benefitial to teams to structure their payouts as they may fit into their payroll structure.

The real problem isn't front loading but that players were signed on contracts that are unreasonably long. Limit them to say 7-8 years and up to a certain age (40?). I think that's more than enough restrictions to keep people from playing games with post-retirement contracts.
There still needs to be tighter restrictions on variance year to year in long term deals. I think teams should be able to create their own flexibility to an extent, but GMs and Agents took a loophole in the last CBA and ran with it. To a degree the owners are protecting themselves from their GMs, but the problem is deals like that have become the norm for big time UFA's.

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