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12-10-2012, 09:27 PM
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Originally Posted by manilaNJ View Post
Kovy's contract became the line in the sand since there was nothing explicitly written in the CBA. All you have to do is make sure you don't exceed his contract in years and variance and you're golden, apparently.

Weber's contract is even more ridiculous than either Parise or Suter's, and that still wasn't punishable.

Edit: Although, now that I think about it.. it's not overall variance, it's the drop off from year to year.
People keep missing the provision in the Kovalchuck contract. When the NHL fought with the PA to accept the contract one of the provisions the PA asked for and got that the NHL couldn't say no TO ANY backloaded deal as long as it was legal in the CBA. There was no CBA rewrite after the Kovy deal, just agreed to not challenge them until the new CBA.

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