Lockout IV: One likes to believe in the freedom of hockey (Moderated: see post #2)
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12-09-2012, 03:16 AM
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Oslo, Norway
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The 5 year limit on contracts will affect 90% of the players.
The top 10% will get max contracts.
Instead of 120 million over 13 years you will see more 60 million over 5 years.
This will affect the other 90% huge.
I'm not sure I agree with your premises. Sure, not having back diving deals will decrease the
for '90%' of the players. However, if I was a player I would be more interested in the dollars I was paid than the cap space that could be allocated to me. The current back diving contracts takes up a large portion of the actual dollars paid to players, with yearly salaries in the range of $10-14 M. With shorter contract limits I would actually expect the top '10%' players to get lower yearly salaries (though higher cap hits), increasing the share of available money for the remaining '90%' of the players when compared to the last CBA.
tl;dr: The remaining '90%' might increase their salaries with shorter contract limits.
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