Lockout Thread 2: Deal reached in early morning hours
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12-12-2012, 11:18 PM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Originally Posted by
Sir Psycho T
Yes they signed them in good faith, but they can't control the outcome of the HRR, which controls the amount of the contracts. If HRR take a major hit, and it will with the lockout, those contracts where going to change anyway. The owners are even offering the Make Whole to pay most of those contracts out anyway.
The contracts that most people are talking about, the long term, back diving deals that the NHL wants to get rid of aren't being signed by teams losing money. Most of those contracts signed could be paid by those teams without an issue.
Off the top of my head, I can think of at least 3 small market money losers that have signed long deals, Columbus, Nashville, and islanders. So no, it's not just the big clubs doing it.
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