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12-06-2012, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by NJDevs26 View Post
I don't really get why the five-year contract limit hasn't dissapeared yet. I guess the players are going to get stuck with it, apparently the NHL wants an NBA-style system where only current teams can sign a player for up to 7 years.

Meaning when Zajac and co. become FA's next year he can only sign with Winnipeg for 5 years and us for 7. Unless the stupid sign-and-trade of the NBA becomes in vogue here too, where we'd at least get compensation (draft picks) and he'd be allowed to get 7 from Winnipeg since they'd have his rights before signing him technically.
I like that system. It would kill the Parise/Kovalchuk/Suter/Luongo/etc contracts.

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