The general consensus when reviewing contracts here on the forums is usually a distaste for long term deals like Ilya Kovalchuk, Rick DiPietro, Roberto Luongo, Alexander Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby, and Vincent Lecavalier to name a few.
What is your opinion on long term deals for certain players? Keep in mind that I am well aware of the risk factor regarding length of deals and potential injuries and financial repercussions.
Do you like deals that are long term for certain players specifically? Or do you feel that no contract should exceed a specific salary figure and term.
After giving me your opinions on these types of deals and the effect they have on the league. I would like to know if your opinion is changed in reference to both Tyler Seguin and Tuukka Rask. These players are the future of an already youth infused Boston Bruins team.
If they live up to the expectations set upon them by the organization, media, and fan-base would you like to see them locked up long term like say Anze Kopitar or Mike Richards? Or would you rather the Bruins played it safe and gave them 3-4 year deals?
I personally would like to see both players (this is of course based on them rising to expectations and breaking out in the upcoming season) locked up to long term deals like a 5-7 year type thing.
What do you think? DO you want them locked up for 10+ years? Or the organization to play it safe and test the possibility of these players eventually leaving via free agency?