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04-13-2011, 11:20 AM
Very slippery slope
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Originally Posted by jniklast View Post
There is a clause in the CBA that attempts to circumvent the cap are illegal and can be punished. I think it's pretty clear to everyone that all these contracts circumvent the cap. The thing is, that the Devils overdid it and the league finally felt that it had to step in and also had good chances to win the arbitration hearing (which it did), which they probably weren't too sure of before (hence only the "investigations"). You can call that unfair, or you could also call it stupid. But to say that they didn't do anything wrong is simply false.
IMO, I think ALL teams should have been punished but the Devils should have been punished the harshest, by far.

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