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06-30-2011, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by azrok22 View Post
What the people claiming that this doesn't violate the Kovalchuk Amendment and therefore isn't cap circumvention fail to realize is that there is still a general prohibition on cap circumvention independent of the Kovalchuk Amendment.

Even after the Kovalchuk Amendment, section 26.3 of the CBA states:

I think the structure of this contract, although not in violation of the Kovalchuk Amendment would be enough to warrant serious examination if presented before the arbitrator.

NHL should absolutely bring this before the arbitrator and stop allowing teams to run roughshod over the CBA.
So maybe Buffalo is forced to lose a 1st round pick.

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