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Canandaigua, NY • United States • 29 Years Old • Male
I’ve had this rattling around in my head the past few weeks, and just haven’t had the time to sit down and put it together. Maybe it’s due to the fact that I’m “signing” a long-term “contract” of my own when I get married next week. There’s been a lot of talk surrounding the length of contracts in the NHL, and it’s even a focal point in the current CBA discussions. Shorter vs longer?

There’s a lot of arguments against players signing long-term deals. Plus, in recent memory, there’s a lot of long-term contracts that haven’t worked out. I still remember when Rick Dipietro signed his 15 year deal. That didn’t work out, did it? The Islanders are still having goalie trouble and he’s barely played due to injury. I also see the current Crosby deal a gamble. No offense to Pens fans. The man’s a great player, but he is a little injury prone.
Filed Under:   NHL Contracts   CBA   Crosby   Ovechkin   Dipietro  
August 22, 2012 7:45 PM ET | Delete
I don't know. I personally would rather see them get rid of the long term deals.
August 22, 2012 9:37 PM ET | Delete
August 22, 2012 11:28 PM ET | Delete
Marriage licenses should have short term contracts also. Like an initial 3 year entry deal. Maybe sign a 1 year restricted deal after where you can negotiate with others and possibly get matched. If all goes well you resign longterm or head for free agency. No one gets hurt too. Worked out or it didn't
August 26, 2012 5:23 AM ET | Delete
I think there should not be a contract longer than 5 years...and 2 year maximum for players over 35. It keeps the players honest, and lessens the impact of that cap circumvention that we all love.
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