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12-06-2012, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by mschmidt64 View Post
Do they sign bottom 6 guys now for 3-4 years?

If you are referring to a young, valuable bottom 6 guy, I don't see why not.

If I give Gaborik a 5 year deal, what's preventing me from giving Boyle a 3-4 year deal if the price is right?

You see backups in the NBA and NFL getting multi-year deals so your argument doesn't seem to hold up.
To be honest, I dont really know what you're arguing anymore.

You keep bringing up Gaborik as some sort of template. He was coming off of major surgery when he was signed to the current 5 year deal. Minnesota offered him 10 when he was healthy.

I do agree that contract term lengths only effect the top 10% of players in the league. But where is it going to help the other players exactly? If anything it will drive contracts down for them. The longer deals of the past circumvented the cap to a degree and actually created MORE cap space on an annual basis for bottom 6 guys to get signed.

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