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01-17-2013, 11:26 AM
Eddie Shack
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You guys are making some good points that Getz/Perry might be better off with shorter contracts. But what has been worrying me is the PA. In baseball (under Fehr) stars were pushed to take the very max possible in order to set the bar higher for all salaries. These two are the premiere ufas this season. The more they get the higher the bar for the whole league.

I understand baseball has no cap and the NHLPA only gets 50% total, but if I'm a top player I still want the highest contract I can get because escrow takes from everybody equally (same percentage).

I could see the union pressuring them to go for top dollar and length just to set a current high precedent. That could be a problem for the Ducks.

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