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01-08-2013, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by marty111 View Post
I think you are confusing the point that Gary Bettman - for example - hated these contracts because they provided unfair advantage to teams in a league he wanted to excel at parity.

It goes two ways. Vancouver would have an unfair advantage now and would have a disadvantage when it's over [penatly].

Gary doesn't want either and in addition doesn't want GM's spending money so carelessly that it cripples the function of the league [no insurance on deal over 7 years - sound familiar?]

These contracts effect parity in both the short term AND the long term of the league and the problem with that is that short sighted GM's like Gillis - who will be long gone before the effects of the deal - signed them for selfish reasons.


Gillis signs a player to a contract that provides "an unfair advantage"? What about Holland? Tallon? Lamoriello?


You call one short-sighted, you call them all that. And note, these are some of the better "hockey minds" in the business that you are saying that to. Somehow, I don't think your opinion will be validated.

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