: News Article:
Pronger's contract investigated
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08-03-2009, 01:19 PM
Join Date: Jul 2004
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I don't know if this has been mentioned but why doesnt the NHL look at Ohlunds contract?
It would seem as if the league has arbitrarly put the cutoff at 40. Correct me if I am wrong, but Ohlund's contract runs out when he is 39 (turns 40 later that year), Zetterberg's ends when he is 40 (turns 41 later that year) and Franzen's ends when he is 40 (turns 41 later that year).
So I am guessing they are just looking at the ones that end when the player is greater then 40. It is nice how they can just arbitrarily choose an age when it isn't in the rule book.
Unless they can specifically prove the teams talked about players retiring before the end of their contracts (and it doesn't even matter in the case of Pronger) I don't see what the leahue can do.
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