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12-07-2012, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Stats01 View Post
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.
The current contracts can very easily be grandfathered in, while keeping the integrity of the cap system, and penalizing the cap circumventors at the same time.

Kovalchuk:
2012-2018 cap hit of $11.16M
2018-2020 cap hit of $5.5M
2020-2025 cap hit of $2M

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