Did anyone notice an increased difficulty in re-signing players on your roster?
For instance I'm in my second season with the Winnipeg jets and i have quite a few contracts expiring in 2018. From these contract i would say that i was able to re-sign like 20-30% of the players to new contracts. The others do not want to resign for no reason , 1-2 want to test the free agent market. Mind you that i've tried this ahead of the start for the new season as soon as the option to offer a new contract was available.
I'll exclude from the discussion Jacob Trouba as there was some trouble with him in real life, i managed to sign him to a two year contract at the beginning of the game and when i tried to resign him it didn't work. Now at the beginning of the new season (2017-2018) he dislikes the club so there was no chance and i've traded him for a younger player and some picks as he still has a high value. For me it's weird that he dislikes a club where he got playing time and he won the Cup ?! But i treat him like a separate case.
But what is the logic for the other players? I'm talking about players that had playing time all season on a team that made the playoffs and surprisingly won the Stanley Cup (i know it surprised the hell out of me as well
i thought i would barely make the playoffs ). So when you are a player like Ehlers for example, played on the top line and had the most minutes alongside the other line mates what is the logic of not wanting to negotiate a new contract? I mean give me some higher figures that i may or may not accept but give me something.
Anyone else experience this?