2012-2013 New Jersey Devils (Team News, Player Discussion Part XXI)
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12-12-2012, 04:10 PM
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I think the NHL would feel like those teams need to be "punished" to bring back fairness. Those long term deals unjustly enrich teams in regards to the cap in the short term and carry no long term cap penalties, other teams who couldn't afford to do that carry a competitive disadvantage.
Creating a rule to properly account for those super long term, cap manipulative deal brings balance and fairness back to those deals. I believe it would be looked at as a proper correction, and not a penalty.
Except that teams wouldn't have signed deals that long if they knew there was going to be a 'correction' so it is in fact a penalty, and one given after the fact.
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