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03-19-2013, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Zetterberg4Captain View Post
zetts and hossa deals were different time, less actual cap dollars available per team, older players, less acomplished players

if datsyuk today was 26/27 years old, one year removed from winning the hart trophy and UFA this summer, he too would get a 8 year 8 plus million dollar contract

some wings fans are simply jealous or bitter or both that another empty dream they had of signing a top free agent goes out the window(just like it should)
That's kind of my point. The long term deals were starting to run their course. The whole purpose was to get the cap hit down by circumventing the spirit of the rules. The most recent example of Weber, Suter and Parise are not really bending the rules at all, they're just long deals.

And if you take the Z and Hossa deals and adjust them to the $64M cap, they still won't come close to the recent ones. Z was a mere one year older than Parise when he signed his contract. Less accomplished.. well you might want to look that up.

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