Lockout IV: One likes to believe in the freedom of hockey (Moderated: see post #2)
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12-08-2012, 10:53 PM
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I said 5 year max contracts will affect 90% of players because the superstars will be demanding max contracts if they can only sign for 5 years.
Therefore there will be less money for everyone else.
Players like the Sedins won't sign for 6 million/year for 12 years. They will demand 10-12 million/year and it will affect everyone else on the team.
It's highly unlikely that Sedins would demand and get paid that much money. If that was the case smarter teams would happily snatch up the players Vancouver had to get rid of to give Sedins over a third of their cap space.
I think what you will find is that there will be no significant changes. Stars will take a bit less, average players will take a bit less and poor players will take a bit less.
You still will need depth to be successful and if salaries for depth players go down, teams will snap them up and build better teams because they get so much bang for their bucks.
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