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08-08-2010, 08:38 PM
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etherialone
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Actually, the NHL can't modify the deals (contracts) once they have been signed. They may have an infinite amount of time to raise issue with said contracts but they can't simply throw them out entirely once they have been in play. They can throw them out or refuse them at the start as they have done now with this Kovy thingy but as for the idea that the league can modify an existing contract, I believe they can't.

THey can either accept or refuse them and of course find other issues to challenge them (each contract).

This is why we are going through the mess that we are now. I would imagine that if the NHL tries to make a rule or amend an existing one that would allow them to throw out a contract that has been in play prior to the next CBA that the NHLPA would take issue.

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