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12-06-2012, 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by jniklast View Post
Those were all 3 year deals (minus Avery I think). I just don't see how a 5 year limit would affect them.
Boogaard was four. Toronto signed Orr for four. I'm just thinking of our guys and there are probably plenty more.

It depresses the market. Creates a new normal. Bottom six guys won't see three- and four-year deals anymore. Two years instead. The new normal will be shorter deals for all. I know you and Schmidt don't buy it but I'm convinced.

Cap the years at 8, maybe even 7, and it's not an issue. No more retirement contracts and no effect on the other guys. 5 years is lunacy.


It's just pain.
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