Around the League #6: Dat Hertl
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07-11-2013, 05:18 PM
Too Legit To Quit
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If Lou says that he just admitted to breaking another rule.
I'm sure there will be more to this story, but it's not going to be Lou admitting to anything.
I'm more curious to see how the NHL counters this going forward, with the IIHF as well.
No, it wouldn't be Lou admitting he knew Kovalchuk would do this - why would he say that? He would be saying it's clear to him now that Kovy never intended to fulfill the contract in the first place, so there was no "meeting of the minds" at the beginning and thus no contract, so NHL can't penalize them.
Not a great argument but I can't see any other way they can get their pick back.
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