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12-06-2012, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Blackhawkswincup View Post
Long contracts lead to cap circuvmention and hurt smaller market teams (Look at Philly offer sheet for easy example)

Not to mention that long/super long contract are only insured for 7 years

Its not unreasonable for NHL to want to stamp out the long term deals and go to a set limit (5 for UFA / 7 for re-signed player)

Not at all unreasonable

Yep it is stuff like this that makes the NHLPA sink even further into in public's eye
No one makes the owners sign those contracts. Regardless, there are ways to deal with cap circumvention that's not a year limit

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