Lockout IV: One likes to believe in the freedom of hockey (Moderated: see post #2)
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12-08-2012, 11:11 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.
You said the five year limit would affect 90% of the players because the top 10% will get max contracts. There are approximately 700 players in the NHL. No way will there be 70 players with max contracts.
As I said, many teams will not have a single player on a max deal, and any that do will only be able to afford one.
Regarding your Sedin example, I suppose if they both want max deals, I guess they will be playing on different teams.
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