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12-29-2012, 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Dado View Post
List of teams that have offered 10+ year contracts since the last lockout:

- Islanders
- Minnesota
- Philadelphia
- Washington
- Detroit
- Chicago
- Vancouver
- Tampa Bay
- Nashville
- Buffalo
- Los Angeles

This is well beyond an "extreme minority" - this is a big chunk of the league. Drop the criteria to 8+ years (which is already a stoopid-long contract) and the majority of the league is guilty as charged.
Probably half of them offered it because their in competition and because the player's agent said... it's been done there, you can do it here...

Rich teams doing what they can easily do, a CBA that allowed it, player agents that push it, the competition factor that pushes it, and colusion laws which make it hard to justify not doing it.
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Those are the factors that explain it.

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