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01-07-2013, 09:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Happyhary9 View Post
I don't see that happening in Hossa's case as contract was involved with the first round on these deals. I think right after the Kovy deal the NHL reached a kind of agreement that these few would be grandfathered in to any new ruling but any signed after that point could face penalty's under the new CBA. Basically it was the NHL's way of saying yes we can't stop you from doing these type of deals because the CBA says you can but there could be punished later on.

Maybe I could be wrong but there were a few that were like this and Hossa's deal was one of them.
Take a look at the link I posted. It discusses Luongo, who signed his current contract one year after Hossa signed his. This is the NHL's way of punishing the teams who signed the long contracts. I'm shocked the players allowed this to be in the CBA.

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