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12-07-2012, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by DirtyDion03 View Post
Why not have a contract limit depending on the age of the player? So a player after the age of 30 wouldn't be able to get a long term deal. Players under 30 get a longer term, but still make it a cap of something like 8 or 9 years.
That sounds reasonable....it would also work.

The NHL wants to control themselves with the 5 year term....they are saying they can not help themselves and want a clause that protects themselves from themselves.....the 5 year and 7 if it is your own effectively makes free agency mute.....the current team can offer more term....and hence more money and there is no way the players should except this.

They battled hard for UFA and now the NHL wants to eliminate it effectively.....the only way a player would leave is if they were going to be paid vastly more over 5 years. If that is the hill that the NHL is going to die on....die on it they will!


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