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11-15-2012, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Scurr View Post
The NHL's answer to overspending on players is to limit the earning potential of all players. Sidney Corsby is worth every penny he's being paid, both to the Pens and the league and in fact he's probably worth much more. Rather than take responsibility for signing contracts that make sense for your team, the NHL wants to limit contract length, take away free agency eligibility and arbitration rights. Asking for a reduction in the players percentage of HRR is reasonable, asking players to limit their earning potential so that teams don't have to be fiscally responsible is not.
The players have the same earning potential after HRR. The issue is the teams want longer to evaluate players. The want an ELC and then a second deal that is not too long then once it has been earned the big payday. This is to avoid tying up money on a one season fluke. It will give guys who have paid their dues the money they deserve and maybe help young guys grow within a system before leaving for a quick payday
The teams will pay the same amount to the players overall because it is a set amount of HRR no matter what

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