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New Kovy Update ("As the Kovy Turns")

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Everyone here is arguing their points. I think that constitutes an argument - a civilized one. Of course, now we'll be arguing about what an argumet is. Oh geez, I've only made this worse. :noclue:

Some more Ninja girl could certainly ease the tension around here.

Humorous interlude. http://www.ruthlessreviews.com/2012/larp/

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NJ.com story pic of smug Bettman there with his wife. Also, concerns about a "war" between the Devils and the league :ECW:

Wow Cindy is going to be jealous

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It really would have helped the situation if the NHL had said "we're rejecting this contract because....." and simply came out with it. I think the answer would have been "because it REALLY pissed off Bettman", but that doesn't make for "good of the league" press, and points him out as the capricious dope he is. Just sayin'

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I think it's more likely that it really upset Crosby and he called Bettman at 4AM in a crying fit of rage about how the Devils are giving him nightmares.

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well yeah seeing how they couldn't beat us once last year. :giggle: still have the throwback jersey game highlights on my computer and the big late comeback vs. the leafs

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Well, of course, their requests for subsidies was not Paraguayan in and of it is as it were the United States government would never have if the president, our president, had not and as far as I know that's the way it will always be. Is that clear?

Thank you Chevy Chase.

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well yeah seeing how they couldn't beat us once last year. giggle.gif still have the throwback jersey game highlights on my computer and the big late comeback vs. the leafs

That March 17th game was awesome :) My son still says it was the best day of his life (all 8 years LOL)

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It really would have helped the situation if the NHL had said "we're rejecting this contract because....." and simply came out with it. I think the answer would have been "because it REALLY pissed off Bettman", but that doesn't make for "good of the league" press, and points him out as the capricious dope he is. Just sayin'

If the NHL had gotten specific, they would have had a much harder time winning. With their general rejection, they can now attack from many angles.

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Won't the NHL have to present a case to the arbitrator that cites specific clauses of the CBA?

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If the NHL had gotten specific, they would have had a much harder time winning. With their general rejection, they can now attack from many angles.

Barring some unknown development, we all know why the NHL rejected the contract. What particular provision(s) of the CBA the league will rely on, really doesn't matter except for what the remedy is. Even that is probably academic, since, even if it is true that the league has the power to penalize the team beyond simply voiding the contract, not even the NHL fron office is dumb enough to not get how much of a disaster punitive action would be.

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Won't the NHL have to present a case to the arbitrator that cites specific clauses of the CBA?

Yes, of course. However, unless they have to, lawyers (who you know have crafted the statements from all parties) don't tip their hands, because you don't want to lock yourself in to a particular position before the hearing.

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Yes, of course. However, unless they have to, lawyers (who you know have crafted the statements from all parties) don't tip their hands, because you don't want to lock yourself in to a particular position before the hearing.

The do have to tip their hands so to speak.

(e) Upon rejection of an SPC or an Offer Sheet, or a subsequent challenge and

de-registration by the League of a previously approved and registered SPC, the League

shall send a written notice as to the specific reasons therefor to the Club (both the Prior

Club and the signing Club in the case of an Offer Sheet), the Player and his Certified

Agent, if any, and the NHLPA, via facsimile and e-mail. In the event that the League

sends written notice of the rejection, or the challenge and/or de-registration, as the case

may be, of an SPC or an Offer Sheet during the period commencing after 5:00 p.m. New

York time on a Friday and ending 9:00 a.m. New York time on a Monday or on any

Canadian national holiday, the League shall also so inform the NHLPA by message left

on a telephonic hotline established and maintained by the NHLPA.

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That March 17th game was awesome :) My son still says it was the best day of his life (all 8 years LOL)

The March 17the game was amazing. Watched it at a bar in Kent, OH surrounded by Pens fans. It was great. I was going nuts for the Devils, and the Cleveland fans were taking delight in watching the Pittsburgh fans suffer.

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fox sports article basically saying if the arbitrator wants to he/she could restructure it so Kovy gets $6M each of the 17 years - flat cap hit

Whether it is or isn't true, the arbitrator won't do that. If he thinks the contract needs restructuring then he'll just reject it.

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Well whatever the decision is, I just hope I am not driving when I find out nearly drove my car off the road when Kovy first signed.

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fox sports article basically saying if the arbitrator wants to he/she could restructure it so Kovy gets $6M each of the 17 years - flat cap hit

Again, this comes via the Hockey News, so I wouldn't be surprised if the "source" is the guy who wrote the article. The CBA does not permit reformation in this instance.

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Again, this comes via the Hockey News, so I wouldn't be surprised if the "source" is the guy who wrote the article. The CBA does not permit reformation in this instance.

the article is well-written in that it says 'in one case...x', 'in one case...y'. it's just not indicating that case Y doesn't apply.

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fox sports article basically saying if the arbitrator wants to he/she could restructure it so Kovy gets $6M each of the 17 years - flat cap hit

I read it as saying the total value of the deal stays intact, to the best of their ability. Nothing about a flat cap hit.

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I read it as saying the total value of the deal stays intact, to the best of their ability. Nothing about a flat cap hit.

then it would still be the same hit

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:argh: What a waste of thread space. The arbitrator is not going to restructure the contract to a flat rate.

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Completely OT, but I didn't want to start a new thread for it. Do you think Talbot will get in trouble for calling Ovechkin a douche (thought I find it hilarious that he said it)?

Sean Avery makes the "sloppy seconds" comment (which I also found hilarious), gets suspended, and the league says such language has no place in hockey. Talbot calls a one of the big players in the NHL a "real douche", you have to assume they are going to take some action.

I love this kind of stuff. Makes the game more exciting and fun to watch. :cheers:

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