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12-08-2012, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Sir Psycho T View Post
Again it's not about the players it's about the teams.

The NHL wants 5 year contracts so the players can be insured and so that that smaller market teams can have the same chance to sign players as big money teams.
And the players want longer contracts so the mid tier and lesser players can make more money. Insurance covers up to 7 years IIRC, so if an owner wants to take a risk on the 8th year, thats their choice. Its a joke that they need a rule to save them from themselves.

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