2012-13 Lockout Discussion Part VIII: "The 11th Hour" Edition
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12-06-2012, 06:53 PM
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I don't think the NHL ever expected the players to agree to 5 year limits. Likewise, I don't think the PA expects the NHL to accept 8. Just posturing.
I can't for the life of me figure out how the owners would allow the season to be canceled instead of taking the 8 year offer. This would basically ensure that no team would have a star player locked up past age 35 or 36, assuming the max contract was given when the player hit UFA status at 27. It's totally reasonable for both sides imo.
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