Thread: Salary Cap: So, Lou... still best buds?
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09-15-2010, 06:52 AM
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Originally Posted by HockeyinHD View Post
It is absolutely impossible to present a cogent, consistent argument that the Kovy deal was 'Circumvention' (as inaccurately described by you) while the Z and Franzen deals weren't.
the independent arbitrator that started this ****-storm says you're wrong, and his is the only opinion that matters on the subject.

the severity of the punishment is up for discussion, but the violation that resulted in the punishment is not. it is written in stone that the first contract NJD submitted was an act of circumvention, and both the NHL and NHLPA agree (or this would still be under appeal), whether it's explicitly defined in the CBA or not.

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