I can't believe after all this some of you want the Kings to sign this greedy a-hole.
Arbitrator Rules In Favor Of NHL In Kovalchuk Case - Craig Custance - The Grinder - Sporting News arbitrator rule that the last 6 years of the contract & the change of the MNC to NTC all circumvented the salary cap. Based on that for the Devils to sign Kovy to the CBA approved frame work of the deal, it would be 11 years, $8.090909 cap hit.
Also according to the CBA if a contract is ruled to have circumvented the CBA a fine MUST be enforced on the club at a minimum of $1m & up to $5m to be enforced against the teams cap for the next season. Also Kovy's agent Grossman can be stripped of his credentials as an NHL approved agent. If the NHL wants to show that they mean business they should fine the Devils more then the minimum & remove Grossman's certification as an NHL agent.
Now that being said I still want Kovy on the Kings...with a good cap hit.
for those who think he's greedy, if you had the opportunity to negotiate from his talent level in your job, wouldn't you get the best salary/rate you could?
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Would you tell your father, sister or significant other "Well, you live in LA, give your boss the home town discount and sign for less then you could make in San Diego."