Lockout II - Moderated: Talk about your plenty, Talk about your ills...
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12-05-2012, 06:46 AM
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If that's truly the issue, just put a term limit on the 2nd contract. When you're coming off an ELC, no more than 3 years. You don't need to limit everyone to a timeframe. Once you're in (or near) UFA age, remove the time limit altogether. Problem solved.
Those big contracts really have helped both sides till now - the teams usually wind up buying a couple years of FA off with those big second deals, and the player gets more security earlier in his career. If insurance is an issue, then I could see capping the second contract at five years then leaving it unlimited in FA...keeping free agency free.
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