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Some Players May Regret Signing Long-Term Deals

from Michael Grange of Sportsnet,

... there is probably a number of NHL players locked into long-term deals that might be regretting the security they have when compared to the seemingly ever-expanding pool of revenue they could be digging into if the new NHL universe unfolds according to Rogers’s multi-billion dollar bet.

Some of the richest players in the NHL might be underpaid in a few years as the growth of the game makes the 13-year, $124-million deal Alex Ovechkin is labouring under seem like servitude, and Shea Weber finds himself wondering what could have been a few years into his 14-year, $110-million contract and its average salary of $7.857 million.


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Primis's avatar

Why do you think the teams signed them to it?


Posted by Primis on 11/27/13 at 01:41 PM ET


Anybody regretting only signing a $100M+ contract can eat a bag of dicks.

Posted by Garth on 11/27/13 at 01:48 PM ET


And if any of these guys get a career-ending injury, they’ll be paid millions for years for sitting around doing nothing.  Boo hoo.  There are advantages and disadvantages to long term contracts.  No one forced them to sign anything.

Posted by cantskate on 11/27/13 at 04:45 PM ET


Also, do you think Ovi or Weber will be playing at the level they are now after 10 more years?  I doubt it.  They could be overpaid at that point.

Posted by cantskate on 11/27/13 at 04:47 PM ET

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