Devan Dubnyk took issue with the NHL's stances on contracting issues.
"It doesn't seem to make sense," said Dubnyk. "Those are things that players fought for and missed an entire year for and they are literally proposing to take all of it back. If the percentage is set, I don't understand why they are fighting so hard to control where it goes." As far as contracting issues go, it seems like the owners are ultimately fighting for more control over the players they draft. That being said, any steps taken to prevent heavily frontloaded contracts like the one we've seen during the old CBA are to be expected. Those contracts were largely viewed as a way to get around the salary cap and a way for the richer teams to abuse the cap system a little. The same goes for dumping expensive contracts in the minors so that they wouldn't count against the cap. The players made efforts to address frontloading contracts and dumping expensive players in the minors in the CBA proposal that the owners recently rejected.