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12-07-2012, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Illinihockey View Post
What teams don't give them? Big market teams like the Wings and Hawks do, small market teams like the Islanders and Blue Jackets give them. Everyone gives them. This is owners saying we are stupid, please save us from ourselves.
To some extent. The owners want to limit their exposure to their own mistakes. They have to give them in order to compete for the top FA's. Every other league pretty much did the same thing with contracts during labor disputes. I don't know if the insurance excuse is valid.

I just don't understand how this is the hang up on a deal at this point.

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