Thread: Confirmed with Link: Kovalchuk Deal Rejected
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07-21-2010, 12:15 AM
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Originally Posted by CantSeeColors View Post
Which is totally within an arbitrator's rights, given that they don't have any defined methods of making a decision. In any event, what's to stop the arbitrator from saying he wouldn't have nixed Hossa, Luongo, Franzen, and Zetterberg too? None of these cases have even been to the arbitrator before, so we have no idea what an independent decider thinks.
The issue won't be whether the arbitrator would reject the contract or not... that's not his job; it's the NHL's job. When they've had that option previously, they haven't done it.

I agree completely with the decision to toss these deals, as they're utter crap. However, the league hasn't done that and THAT is what the arbitrator should be thinking about... not whether he thinks the deal is legit or not.

In other news, I got slashed playing hockey and I'm pretty convinced I'm going to lose the fingernail on my pinky. Not pleased.

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