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12-11-2012, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by hockeydoug View Post

I do not understand the defense for unlimited length contracts except from a superstar player, an agent, or a big spending club that wants to win at all costs. I love them for Hawks but I've yet to see how they're good for the league overall moving forward. As an NHL fan, I've yet to see a good argument why they should stay for the good of all parties in the NHL.
Because it filters all the way down. When top players sign huge deals, it bumps up the contracts of the next level of players. Players love big contracts because it sets a market that trickles all the way down to the bottom level players.

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