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12-07-2012, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Talks to Goalposts View Post
By fighting against contract terms the NHLPA isn't fighting for the guys that can get 6+ year contracts. They are fighting for the salaries of the middle class. If contracts are capped at 5 years then teams will be back to competing on salary for big free agents instead of this CBA's invention of competing on term. The next Parises, Suters and Richards of the league will start getting 10-12 million on the cap instead of ~7 for 5 year deals which will result in the 2nd, 3rd line guys getting squeezed.
That's an interesting point. That next class is Getzlaf and Perry, I would say absolutely, if contracts are limited to their 28-32 year old seasons, if I'm a GM I consider offering 10+mil/yr each and gutting the middle of the lineup.

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