Lockout IV: One likes to believe in the freedom of hockey (Moderated: see post #2)
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12-08-2012, 10:57 PM
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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.
So when superstars become free agents you think they will take a bit less.
Malkin on the free market and he gets 8.7/year?
No chance, some team will pay him max.
And that trend will continue.
Summary: 5 year max contracts is terrible for the nhlpa.
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