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Taylor Hall gets $42m 7 year deal with Oilers

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Geezus....NHL teams are throwing around a lot of dough this year....where the heck is it coming from and is the pizza industry hurting??

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't the owners first contract proposal include a clause to limit player contracts to 5 years and less?

Now we've already seen two long term contracts handed out this week. (Hartnel and Hall)

Shouldn't the owners show a little more soliditarity at times like these?

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It was bound to happen with Hall. Although I think it's a bit high considering his health issues. I thought it would be around 4 million a year but hey kudos to the Oilers.

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I would think a Wings fan would understand the premise behind this as Holland does it all the time. Paying for potential, if Hall can stay healthy and keep progressing this will be a steal in a season or two.

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I would think a Wings fan would understand the premise behind this as Holland does it all the time. Paying for potential, if Hall can stay healthy and keep progressing this will be a steal in a season or two.

Holland has never paid this much for potential.

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Holland has never paid this much for potential.

Oh, of course not. All I meant to say is that's the reasoning behind this deal.

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Soon the Oilers will need to start deciding which of their touted prospects will be cut lose. This is one of the few good things about the salary cap, they can have 50 first overalls, but good luck keeping them.

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Holland has never paid this much for potential.

He's also never been in this situation (extending a 1st overall draft pick). They are definately paying for some potential here and there is some risk, especially due to health.

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The kid just needs to keep his damn head up. He loves to run blindly into freight trains.

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't the owners first contract proposal include a clause to limit player contracts to 5 years and less?

Now we've already seen two long term contracts handed out this week. (Hartnel and Hall)

Shouldn't the owners show a little more soliditarity at times like these?

Apparently the owners are hypocrits and they shell out tons of money to keep other teams from shelling out even more money to their stars. The players accept the contracts and ask for lots of money, but the reason we won't be watching hockey this year rests solely on the GM's spending what their owners say they can to keep these guys. The cost inflation is due to GM's throwing out massive contracts. Like you said, if the owners want 5 year max, then why this summer did we see:

Suter - 13 years

Parise - 13 years

Weber - 14 years

Hartnell - 7 years

Hall - 7 years

the list continues...

Kovy and Ovy are signed til death do them part.

The owners are to blame for letting things get out of control. If they don't want to pay these guys the money, then don't offer it in the first place. GM's can state for the 18 teams losing money, we couldn't re-sign our star player cause OUR internal cap is $47 million, not 68. Then the next team does the same thing. then it's public that 18 teams out of 30 are losing money on a regular basis, not just in an annual Forbes article. the NHL and the owners keep burying themselves. And if the owners can't afford to raise the cap, then stop raising it in the first place.

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