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10-15-2013, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by CanadianFlyer88 View Post
Right. And the freak accident that happened to Pronger doesn't change the fact that teams shouldn't be signing 35+ players to long term deals in the first place.
It isn't a great idea to sign older players to long term deals, but many hall of famers, even those who play physically, have no real problem lasting into their late 30s/early 40s. When we signed Pronger to the long term deal, he really showed no real signs of slowing down at that point. Sure, he had surgery on his hand and back, but other than that, his other injuries were freak injuries that could happen at any time. Also, I believe his hand issue was from a puck hitting his hand? That could also be grouped into the freak injury issue

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