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09-02-2010, 08:06 AM
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Originally Posted by go kim johnsson 514 View Post
In my world, which isn't always in reality, I kill the whole thing. I don't allow any contract between Kovalchuk or the Devils. If they can't come to an agreement after 3 or 4 tries, then they can't come to a deal that isn't in some way circumventing the salary cap. This whole saga and shenanigans, is it really worth it? The whole situation deviates from the game that is supposed to be the ultimate team sport. The players are going to have continue to have this follow them the whole season if not beyond. He's only going to have the bar raised for himself because of all of this. Take the two away from either other. Everyone else plays by the rules, they clearly cannot.
...they were playing by the rules. Arbitrator actually specifically said they didn't break any one rule, but argued that it was the spirit of the thing in its entirety that was problematic.

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