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12-06-2012, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by nyr2k2 View Post
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.
Well, the NHL wants to allow 7 years for re-signing players which are actually most who are affected. But I'd also say a little increase (6/8) would be better.

Either way I just don't think this issue should be the reason to miss even one more game, let alone the season.

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