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From Ken Campbell at The Hockey News,
Many of those deals will be for terms that were once unfathomable - with seven to 10 years the going rate for a star player in the prime of his career. One thing that obviously hasn’t changed under the new system is the mentality of GMs to get the player now and damn the cost to the franchise later.
Which brings us to the question, what exactly is going to happen to all these long-term deals once the current collective bargaining agreement expires after the 2011-12 season?
There’s been much discussion this week about adding bans on motorcycles to NHL contracts. Some thoughts from Hugh Adami via Canwest News:
And, if a motorcycling ban was put into place, where does the NHL draw the line the next time something bad happens to a player involved in an activity that isn’t prohibited?
What if avid golfer Daniel Alfredsson is bopped in the head by an errant golf ball and misses half the season or is forced to retire?
And what about professional athletes and fast cars? Dany Heatley’s horrific accident in Atlanta almost five years ago resulted in the death of passenger and teammate Dan Snyder. Excessive speed led Heatley to lose control of his Ferrari. How could the Atlanta Thrashers protect themselves in the future against young players not using common sense in hot cars? Ban them from driving anything over 125 horsepower?
Regular readers will recall that I missed work around here for a week or so a few months ago due to a fairly serious concussion. If I ever decide to make a total fool of myself and confess exactly how I got that concussion, it would support Adami’s point well—you really can’t protect people from everything.
The Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to terms with right wing Sergei Samsonov on a three-year, $7.6 million contract.
Samsonov will receive $2.3 million in 2008-09, $2.5 million in 2009-10 and $2.8 million in 2010-11.