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12-13-2012, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by vanwest View Post
If you eliminate backdiving, what in principle is the problem with 7 year deals. If a GM signs Scott Gomez to an exorbitant 7 year deal then they suffer competitively which is the way most businesses work. The well run ones do better than the poorly run ones. With a hard cap of 50% of revenues the players' share is alwasy fixed. It doesn't seem unfair that teams with a good GM should have an advantage over teams with a poor GM.
The only problem I can see is insurance costs - however I haven't seen any solid figures regarding these costs, I'm assuming because they'll vary from player to player, depending on age, injury history, salary, etc.

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