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12-08-2012, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Hawkaholic View Post
Star players will ALWAYS be paid top dollar. Nothing about this process is about the star players. If it was, why are non-star players the ones speaking out more often, and attending a lot of the meetings.

They want the variance on contracts so they can still fit mid tier players on the roster. Star players will always make the most they can get, but if theres no room for mid tier players under the cap, teams wont sign them. Just look at the NBA, 4 guys make all the money, the rest are minimum guys.

I don't understand why teams wouldnt want to sign their best players to long term contracts. If Nashville could only sign Weber to a 5yr contract, he will be gone in 5 years. I hope star players in small markets only sign 5 year deals and leave town after its done. That would show them.
Nashville under NHL proposal would be able to sign a guy like Weber to 7 yr deal

He would be only allowed to sign 5 yr deal with another team

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