They actually do, most teams have about 2 to 4 guys that have contracts like that.
We signed Helm, Abby, Glendenning and Nielson.
Edmonton has signed Lucic, Sekera, and Pouliot. (i know some will say Lucic is not a middling vet, wait a year or so).
Buffalo has signed Okposo and Moulson. (I know some will say Okposo scored 22, not far off from Abby's 19)
Winnipeg signed Perreault and traded for Myers.
I think I made my point. I have said this before, I will say it again. We have 2 bad contracts right now which are E and Howard. Take them away, and we are doing just fine.
Only in hindsight really.