Lockout IV: One likes to believe in the freedom of hockey (Moderated: see post #2)
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12-08-2012, 10:01 PM
Join Date: Apr 2010
I think the 5 year max is a good idea, and would be good for everyone.
Now I know the players just love the security these long deals offer so as a solution to that have optional insurace that should a carreer ending injury or illness occur the player is covered for 5 more years at the same salary avg of his current contract, beginning at the conclusion of the current contract.
This way the players get their protection against an unfortunate event cutting short their earning potential, while the owners get their 5yr max deals.
JUst who would provide the insurance for that I don't know. I have no idea if the current insurer of contracts would be willing to take on that risk or if someone else would have to be found.
I think the premiums for such insurance should be split between player and team. As I said it is optional so if a player wants it then it would become part of the contract negotiations.
That is one of the owners demands, the hill they will die on, taken care of.
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