Insurance Coverage for NHL contracts now just 5 yrs? - SHOALTS
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11-20-2012, 07:55 AM
Join Date: Dec 2004
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Here's the thing tho... What's the reason to commit 4 yrs to a 34-35 yr old?? That's just poor business and risk management.
There is only ONE reason to do it... cap circumvention.
Well, cap circumvention is a big one, because if they player retires it's less to pay out. Also makes the player more tradeable due to lowered salary. And of course, it's an incentive to the player for a couple other reasons: Getting the money sooner is more guaranteed money and more interest, so the contract is more lucrative and the player is more interested in signing.
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