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12-06-2012, 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by BlueshirtBlitz View Post
Because nobody benefits. Small market teams still won't be able to afford the cream of the crop while big markets, hamstrung by small markets lowering the cap, will be in cap hell. If the CBA gives the players the option to have Kovalchuk-esque deals, players will get Kovalchuk deals and everybody elese loses.
But with yearly variance limits a Kovalchuk-type deal is impossible. That deal was "illegal" because of all the extra years with negligible cap hits that decreased the AAV. If a cap hit can't decrease more than 5% from one season to the next, there's no benefit to signing a guy to a 15 year deal because you're not helping decrease the AAV of the contract.

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