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10-17-2012, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by DrinkFightFlyers View Post
An ex post facto law is a law. This is a collective bargaining agreement. While it may not be smart or "fair" to punish the teams for contracts made before the rule change, it is not an "ex post facto law" and it is completely legal.
I understand he legality of it now. My position on it remains the same. Pre-Kovalchuk = grandfathered. Post-Kovalchuk = debatable.

Post-Kovie we would be on the hook for Bryzgalov and Hartnell for sure. There is a thread on the main board that insists we would be on the hook for Weber also.

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