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.