A Legal Question
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05-07-2004, 05:34 PM
Join Date: Sep 2003
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If I'm correct, there is an issue with Joe Sakic and Rob Blake's contract as it pertains to this matter and the CBA holdouts. From what I know, they will be paid for their contracts if there is no season because their contracts specifically stated that the term was 2002-2003 (for example) to 2005-2006 (for example).
If it's a contract that was for 4 years, and they started the contract in 2002, then it would not expire until 2007 if there is a complete season missed next year.
This is a novice interpretation of the events, but you might want to research the Blake/Sakic contracts and stories.
I recall the same explanation at the time they were signed. I think there were one or two others that followed the same model. I remember Bettman apparently being quite pissed over the whole thing.
Geez you have a good memory.
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