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03-08-2013, 02:20 PM
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But this isn't why the lockout happened. The lockout happened because of artificially lowering cap hits with dummy years at the end of a long term contract. Also, mid-range players getting huge deals was a problem. Getzlaf isn't a mid-range player, he's a top centerman in the NHL.
In general, nearly all long-term deals are bad for clubs. We know something of this in Van, though I think it can be justified for D men and goalies given the reactive nature of their positions. Forwards must be proactive. Odds are Getzlaf's production will be mid-range not long from now.
I suspect the drop-off trend is even more pronounced for big men.
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