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12-11-2012, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Boltsfan2029 View Post
Nit-picking here, admittedly, but Stamkos' contract is for only 5 years. Yzerman didn't need help to keep him from handing out a retirement or exorbitant length deal!
Not sure I'd call a 10 year deal for Stamkos a retirement contract. If I was Yzerman I'd want him locked up at today's prices. In any event, I think the NHL just really needed to go after the longer contracts for the mid to older players. I don't see any abuse with the younger guys. I think they would have been smarter to go after retirment contracts and push for one franchise type contract per team.

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