The Lockout Thread Part I
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12-06-2012, 08:29 PM
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Columbus, Ohio
I went back to check my assertion that Nash is the only one signed more than 5 years (he signed an 8-year). Tyutin signed a 6-year contract. However, this would be acceptable under the NHL's proposal because they can sign current players for 7 years.
I did forget about Wiz, however. I think he and Nash are the only CBJ signings that break the current proposal. Personally, I like Wiz but I wish his contract had been limited to no more than 5 years.
And yes, I realize Carter and JMFJ also have contracts that would no longer be allowed, but those contracts weren't initiated by the CBJ.
Bottom line, I hope for the players sake there was more than term limits that caused the breakdown. Try telling a Jared Boll or a Derek MacKenzie that it's necessary to lose a year to preserve the 8-year plus back-diving contracts.
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