Lockout IV: One likes to believe in the freedom of hockey (Moderated: see post #2)
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12-09-2012, 12:31 AM
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The longer the contracts the bigger the problems of bad ones. Of course an 8 year max wouldn't be the end of the world for owners nor would a 5 year max for players. At this stage their are all hamming it up pretending that the small differences that exist are gigantic.
Daly said "Term limits on player contracts is the hill we will die on" so the league could probably do 6/7 as a compromise without losing face. Even when agitated lawyers seems to be aware of the words they use.
But a 5 year max is a radical departure from the existing circumstance.
An 8 year max is a change. A manageable change.
The NHL owners have taken radical, extremist position.
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