July 27, 2010

A man for all [too many?]seasons?

Filed under: Uncategorized — ruleswatch @ 1:52 pm

The Montreal Gazette reports on Kovalchuk’s 17-year, $102-million contract offer from the New Jersey Devils being taken to arbitration by the NHL – . “…The NHL’s argument is that neither the Devils nor Kovalchuk expect him to play for $550,000 when he’s 44 years old and the additional years are there simply to ease the salary-cap burden on the Devils.”

The piece goes on “The question for the arbitrator to ponder is how long of a contract is too long, and the answer is that the matter is not addressed in the current [collective agreement].

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