Thread: Confirmed with Link: Kovalchuk Deal Rejected
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07-20-2010, 11:46 PM
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Originally Posted by healthyscratch View Post
It's a warning shot from the league that crazy ass length contracts are going to be scrutinized and rejected. What's to stop Lou from signing Parise to a 22 year contract next summer? This will. That's all they're trying to control until they can get this settled in the next CBA.
...then that's arbitrary after they allowed similar deals last summer, and it won't hold up before an arbitrator. They're going to have to come with a very specific argument... and it has to have more substance than "these contracts are a problem, and we need to change the rules to stop 'em..."

Well, if you're the arbitrator, you're response to the league is "change the rules then."

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