Lockout IV: One likes to believe in the freedom of hockey (Moderated: see post #2)
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12-11-2012, 01:02 PM
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For the life of me, I can't fathom why a majority of players are unwilling to accept a term-limit on contracts when such a small minority of players even receive contract offers that or 5 or more years in length.
Here's the full list of players who are on 5+ year contracts in the NHL.
The list is mostly of star players, but there are quite a few free agent signings that received outlandishly long contracts in order for teams to circumvent the cap. This is one loophole that has to be closed in the next CBA, and the players should learn to accept it. The two other salary capped leagues have placed a limit on contract lengths, so it would be a natural progression for the NHL to adopt one.
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