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12-07-2012, 06:54 PM
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Isn't going from 15 year Kovalchuk to an 8 year limit a huge improvement for the owners?
That's almost half of what has happened.
If the longest contracts are 8 years, that drives the length of lessor players even shorter than they are today.
I know it won't happen but why not grandfather in the contracts that are longer than 8 years, and start fresh with current RFA's?
It will not have any impact on lower tier players because those players would never get a 5 year deal in the first place. This is the problem with Fehr and the current negotiation, Fehr is representing only a small amount of players. The ones who are filthy rich who are making 8-10 mil a year. He isn't representing a 4th liner or a fringe NHLer. These guys just want a deal and play to make a living. Out of the 750 players probably 100-200 are actually being represented right now.
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