It just shows the greed of players to me.
They want these ridiculous 15 year contracts knowing that there's no way they'll be worth the amount they're being paid for the majority of the contract. Instead of being paid what they're worth.
In the new CBA 5-7 contract max may actually be a good thing.
Really? Greed of players?
Weber is being paid what he is worth under the current CBA.
The canucks and a few other high revenue teams would've paid it too because they think he is worth the money in their quest to win a cup.
Max 5-7 year contracts would be great for low revenue teams. All the stars would be equally distributed among the teams because the top players would want max length and max salary. It would level the competitive playing field for the league. Parity would be the rule.
I'd prefer a CBA that allows the canucks to use our considerable resources (from high ticket prices, sold out games, jersey sales, etc.) to sign long term, front loaded contracts for top players.
I really don't care what shea weber, christian bale, sid crosby, justin bieber, peyton manning, kobe bryant make.
Just win us a cup!