Thread: Confirmed with Link: Kovalchuk Deal Rejected
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07-20-2010, 10:20 PM
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Originally Posted by mypunkrock View Post
The only thing I can think of is the part about creating a contract in good faith. How many forwards are playing today in their mid 40's? And how does the way the salary is spread out render the cap hit?

I'm not a law student, but the good faith part of the rules governing contracts is probably where the NHL derives this power.
I think it's the league minimum, as noted above. Mostly because it's pretty much impossible to prove "bad faith" without one of the principles talking publicly about some agreement being in place that he'll retire.

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