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07-20-2010, 09:32 PM
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Kovalchuk Deal Rejected

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Acc to gord miller. Kovalchuks contract rejected by nhl for cap circumvention
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=328025

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The NHL has rejected Ilya Kovalchuk's 17-year, $102 million contract with the New Jersey Devils on the grounds that it circumvents the NHL's salary cap.

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07-20-2010, 09:33 PM
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Rrreeally?


Edit: Does this mean we can get Gagne back?!?!?

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good, blatant cap circumvention

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Lol, I wonder what Kovalchuk will do now?

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I'd laugh my ass off if Kovi went to Russia because of this and the NHL loses a marquee name.

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Ahahahhaah, nice.

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lol. I didn't think the NHL had the balls to do it. Good for them.

Just doesn't really make sense that they would nix this contract and not the other ones that are clearly designed to circumvent the set (Hossa for instance).

That Kovalchuk deal was far worse then any of those other deals though, granted.

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Initial reaction is, "ha hah, funny". But then I think how everything "hinged" on him and is why we lost Gags.

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Not that I don't get a kick out of this...but how are they going to prove it?

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Players shouldn't be able to sign a deal that takes that player past his 40th birthday unless that player is already 35. In that case, no player 35 or older should be able to sign a deal longer than 5 years. Bam, done. It's that easy.

E4- Kovy to KHL for 17 years 101 million.

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WOW! Suck on that Louie Lam!


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Wow. Did not think the NHL would do this.

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Kovalchuk's contract was far more blatant and unrealistic then any contract ever given out before it. Kovalchuk's deal ends at the age of 44. Hossa's ends at the age of 42 and Hossa is the second worst deal I can think of, after that Kovalchuk deal of course.

I'm sure if the Devils can figure out a way to take roughly two years off of that contract then the NHL would be fine with it.

Kovalchuk will still probably be a Devil. Unless LA steals NJ's idea and gives him a similar deal.

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Kovalchuk's contract was far more blatant and unrealistic then any contract ever given out before it. Kovalchuk's deal ends at the age of 44. Hossa's ends at the age of 42 and Hossa is the second worst deal I can think of, after that Kovalchuk deal of course.

I'm sure if the Devils can figure out a way to take roughly two years off of that contract then the NHL would be fine with it.

Kovalchuk will still probably be a Devil. Unless LA steals NJ's idea and gives him a similar deal.
Granted it looks bad in the sense that the NHL is not acting consistently, but props for finally taking a stand against this buoyshiot. It had to happen sooner or later.

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I am legit surprised the NHL did this. There are no guidelines by which to prove "cap circumvention." This was a subjective decision. Subjective decisions are dangerous in legal precedents.

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Well, Bettman had to draw the line somewhere. The line apparently sits somewhere between 12 (Hossa) and 17 years.

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So will the Kings jump back in the mix now?

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I'm just saying.....

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Initial reaction is, "ha hah, funny". But then I think how everything "hinged" on him and is why we lost Gags.
Seriously. What if the Devils had already moved salary today (not that Lou would be that stupid, but theoretically), and then this happened? SOL?

It is funny that it happened after the press conf. I'd imagine they'll get together and find a contract that works, but in the future for these big signings they need to have league officials there to approve it quickly.

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Granted it looks bad in the sense that the NHL is not acting consistently, but props for finally taking a stand against this buoyshiot. It had to happen sooner or later.
They had to draw the line somewhere. The contracts were getting progressively more extreme, and now the line is drawn.

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Granted it looks bad in the sense that the NHL is not acting consistently, but props for finally taking a stand against this buoyshiot. It had to happen sooner or later.
I agree.

I hate these kinds of deals. It's blatant cap circumvention. So, in other words, it's cheating (even if the rules technically allow it).

I don't understand why the Devils fans are so pissed though. Any practical thinking person would realize that Kovalchuk is still likely going to be a Devil and he's still likely going to receive a massive, cap-circumventing contract. Just slightly different then before with a higher cap hit.

Hell, some of the Devils fans on their board are actually dumb enough to compare that Kovalchuk deal to the Pronger deal.

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PA will file a grievance....

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The NHL being ass backwards again, making it up as they go along.

It doesn't matter if it's blatant cap circumvention, there isn't a rule against it and they haven't made any concerted effort to amend the current rule. They've got no precedent other than "Because we say so."

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