Originally Posted by Mike Tython
And there's gotta be some in-fighting in the PA. At least as far as the contract lengths go. Seriously, how many players in the PA will ever be lucky enough to get a five year contract in free agency, let alone a seven year contract if they are on the current roster? 10%? 20%? More? Less? Yeah, the Crosbys and Ovechkins of the league will (and in their case, already have and then some). But what about the rest of them like (and I'm using Pens players since I'm most familiar with them) the Tyler Kennedy
s and Joe Vitale
s of the league? Those guys probably just pray for a 1-3 year deal. That's gotta be a source of major disconnect.
And Bob McKenzie just tweeted about this very point:
Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie
...@capgeek said 89 players currently are on contracts longer than 5 years.
Seems worth the fight, eh? Jesus.