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12-08-2012, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by The Stovepipe Cup View Post
Why not create an exception (franchise tag from NFL) where a team can hold 2 (or 3?) "superstar" contracts on their roster at any point. What this means is that there is an exception in contracts for variance for the designated players on the roster. That player can have what the NHLPA calls a "Crosby Contract" with 25% variance (or at least 10-20%) and slightly longer term (10 years max).
I don't think you actually know what the franchise tag in the NFL actually does. It does not give teams the ability to gain an exception to salary cap rules, but instead allows the team to prevent a player from reaching free agency by paying a very high premium.

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