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12-07-2012, 07:46 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.
If there is only a small percentage of players involved why are the owners making such a big deal out of it?

Give the stars the star treatment and give the depth players their due.

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