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11-15-2012, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Fugu View Post
He has the benefit of his own perspective, an aging veteran who did reach UFA status until 31, thrust into a capped league on the downside of his career. It cost him more than it cost Kovalchuk. Who else benefited from the UFA age coming down, gaining millions of dollars in pay ahead of the old schedule?

Crosby, AO, Spezza, Heatley, Zetterberg, Lecavalier, Chara, Redden, Gomez, Toews, Kane, Doughty, Keith, Seabrook, Green, Richards, Richards, Carter........ and so on.
Except the players are not only fighting UFA and contract rights. They want a $600 million make whole provision; more than double what was offered, in addition to the aforementioned. Recchi is hardly lying when he says things are not going to get better if this impasse continues.

Kovalchuk has already lost a little more two million by approximation and stands to lose eleven should this drag on for the season. That is several times the loss he would incur under even the owner's most draconian offer.

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