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08:25 AM ET 10.08 | Though on the surface a 50-50 revenue split makes sense, settling that matter alone wouldn't end the lockout. Why? Because the owners also want dramatic changes elsewhere in the CBA language, including such things as limits on contract length, tightened restrictions on free agency, extending from three to five years the length of entry-level deals. A hot-button issue within all that is the so-called "second contract" -- with young Bruins forward Tyler Seguin a prime example. ... Seguin is a budding superstar, so it made great sense for the Bruins to lock him up long term. However, the 20-year-old has played only 155 regular-season games, and at the moment stands to be Boston's highest-paid forward after only three years in the league.

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October 8, 2012  09:38 AM ET

Thanks again Burkie. It's a nice problem to have.

October 8, 2012  09:59 AM ET

His picture reminds me of a little kid learning to skate by leaning on their stick!

October 8, 2012  10:18 AM ET
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His picture reminds me of a little kid learning to skate by leaning on their stick!

LOL - And he's still better than Stay Puff.

October 8, 2012  10:26 AM ET
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LOL - And he's still better than Stay Puff.

thought he should have gone #1 still think it. True #1 centers area a rare breed

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October 8, 2012  10:35 AM ET

I do agree that 14 year contracts are stupid. But, it ain't the players fault if the nincompoops offer them.

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October 8, 2012  02:00 PM ET
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Thanks again Burkie. It's a nice problem to have.

Guys in the upper echelons of the NHL will always get their money one way or another, no matter what. It's the bottom two thirds of the NHL that always gets screwed. Yet ..... they're not the ones doing all the crying and moaning. Most of them are just happy to be in the NHL and getting paid far more than their buddies working at a regular job.

October 8, 2012  02:57 PM ET
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I do agree that 14 year contracts are stupid. But, it ain't the players fault if the nincompoops offer them.

The owners need to reign themselves in, not their players.

 
October 8, 2012  03:24 PM ET

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