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Fallout of the Kovy Arbitration Around The League

I touched on this slightly in the original Arbitration fanshot I put up yesterday...

Apparently the league is now looking into the Pronger, Savard & Luongo contracts. There's an in-depth article on Puck Daddy from Greg Wynshynski...

Makes a lot of sense that teams like Boston & Vancouver are quick to aid the NHL in their "investigation" as the Robert Luongo & Marc Savard contracts are somewhat starting to resemble ball & chains to their salary caps & team structures. I also find it very interesting that the Flyers are noticeably upset over the NHL probing Chris Pronger's contract. When compared to Luongo & Savard, the Flyers have the most to lose should Pronger's contract be thrown out following his Conn Smythe worthy cup run...

(just threw up a little bit there)

I still think that the 3 teams are going to get away with barely a slap on the wrist. The burden of proof in the Kovalchuk case was that the term, the salary structure & the movement clauses were only malicious in conjunction with one another.

The difficulty in proving that BOP & considering that these guys & Hossa have already played out a year of their contract means that the NHL's hands are still tied, even if their track record of going back on business propositions is spectacular. Plus Kovy's contract represents the absolute limit a team can push the envelope, in comparison, all the contracts don't add up.

Personally I'm just glad we Penguins fans don't have to deal with crap like this. It's nice to have a competent & ethical management to rely on...

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