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02-27-2009, 03:21 PM
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I found this in the CBA.

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(c) In the event that the System Arbitrator finds that a Circumvention has been committed by a Player or Player Actor, the System Arbitrator may impose any or all of the following penalties and/or remedies set forth below. In the event that the System Arbitrator finds that a Circumvention has been committed by a Club or a Club Actor, the Commissioner may impose any or all of the following penalties and/or remedies set forth below:

(i) Impose a fine of up to $5 million in the case of a Circumvention by
a Club or Club Actor, but in no circumstances shall such fine be
less than $1 million against any Club or Club Actor if such party is
found to have violated Article 50 of this Agreement. If such a fine
is assessed against a Club (except in the case of a financial
reporting violation), that Club's Payroll Room shall also be
reduced by such amount for the following League Year, and if
such reduction of the Club's Payroll Room renders the Club out of
compliance with the Payroll Range (i.e., the Club does not have
sufficient Payroll Room to accommodate its Player commitments
comprising Club Salary) for such following League Year, then the
Club must take such steps as are necessary (e.g. Assignment, Buy-
Out, Waivers, etc.) and as are permitted by this Agreement to
ensure that the Club will be in compliance with Article 50 of this
Agreement upon commencement of the following League Year;
(ii) Impose a fine against a Player of up to the lesser of $1 million or
twenty-five (25%) percent of a Player's Paragraph 1 Salary in the
case of a Circumvention by a Player or Player Actor, but in no
circumstances shall such fine be below the lesser of $250,000 or
twenty-five (25%) percent of the Player's Paragraph 1 Salary.
Notwithstanding the $1 million limitation set forth above, any
additional amounts by which the Player has been unjustly enriched
due to the Circumvention shall be ordered to be disgorged;
(iii) Direct a Club to forfeit draft picks (the number, placement, and
League Year of which shall be determined in the Commissioner's
sole discretion);
(iv) Declare a forfeiture of any NHL Game(s) determined to have been
affected by a Circumvention;

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(v) Direct a Club to disclose and report to the Independent
Accountants all information required by this Agreement, including,
without limitation, by the provisions of Article 50;
(vi) Void any SPC, or any extension of an SPC, between any Player
and any Club when both the Player or Player Actor and the Club or
Club Actor are found to have committed such a violation with
respect to such SPC or extension; and
(vii) Suspend any Club employee, Player, or Certified Agent involved
in such a violation for a period of time determined in the sole
discretion of the Commissioner, the System Arbitrator, or the
NHLPA, respectively.
So basically, Bettman would be deciding our fate and considering how much time we've had and how much the NHL doesn't like us, I wouldn't expect too much mercy.

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