I think these long term deals are the only way you can lock up great players now with the stupid cap, it lowers the hit,and gives the player the money he wants. like Kovy John Anderson the other day said Kovy is probably going to the KHL this off-season the rumor is he will be offered 3yrs 15mill per season tax free , so with the cap this deal is a no go on any team, unless you do like a 9yr 5 mill deal, i understand the reason for having the Cap in place, but i think it should be at least a 65-70mill cap. I just dont like when they say they do it for teams that dont have the money, well its obvious if the dont have the money the team is not in a Hockey market!. Like as s***ty as the Coyotes were last season, im from Hamilton and Hamilton sold out season tickets at the potential chance we were getting a NHL team, to prove to the NHL we were a hockey market. How Buttman thinks Kansas City,Vegas are better hockey markets then Hamilton,Winn,Quebec i dont know.
Edited by king_malice, 17 May 2010 - 09:09 AM.