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01-28-2013, 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Chili View Post
The five year plus deals are all a gamble. I remember thinking the Pens giving a 5 year deal to Gonchar or the Habs deal to Hamrlik as bad deals. Both turned out well.

Alot seem to turn out poorly though. Look at the Ovechkin, Luongo, Lecavalier etc. deals.

I hope the Subban deal is an example of the philosophy of the new regime.

I.e., avoid long contracts, period.
No UFA is ever going to sign here if you avoid long contracts. I agree about superlong contracts - 6 years is pushing it, any more is always a mistake. I can't think of any 7+ year deals that ended well off the top of my head. I guess for Crosby or something you'd do what you have to do, but besides that.

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