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12-07-2012, 08:10 PM
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Kadri getting an 8 year contract offer?
What idiot would do that?
Crosby, AO, Malkin, Kopitar, ... it is extremely easy to see who'd be competing for long term contracts.
Signing lessor lights to 6 year deals is the problem, not signing a few dozen superstars.
The point was, in most cases, it's hard to judge what a 21 year old will be throughout his primes. Kopitar, for instance, is getting underpaid. Signing a 7 year at 23, after a down season (for him), the Kings got a bargain PPG'ish player for $6.8M per.
Using smaller windows allows more fair deals for both sides.
I don't see what the issue of superstars having to "qualify" for new contracts every 5-7 years instead of every 8.
Let's say Sid gets concussed again (*knock on wood*), why should the Pens' owners pay him another $100M for the rest of his non-existent career?
Now, if they were to move off guaranteed contracts to ones based on say base+performance bonuses... it'd be a different story.
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