Are the NHL’s Long-Term Deals Fair or Just Sneaky?

Posted: 10th December 2009 by Ryan Pickard in NHL
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The National Hockey League has the lowest salary cap in all of the four major sports. Right now the cap is $56.8 million. The heads of the NHL say this is good since it creates parity in the league by not allowing any team to have all the great players while other teams struggle to bring in anybody. Basically, there are no teams like the New York Yankees in hockey. Well, teams have finally found a way to maneuver around the cap and still bring in great talent: They are giving their stars long-term deals. These deals last about 10 to 13 years, and as the years add on, the salary goes down, so by the time the player is on his last couple of years he's making only about $500,000, and his cap hit is little too nothing. The league decided to look into these deals after the Chicago Blackhawks si ...

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