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#5461 Marshall

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 03:36 PM

Before the interview started, the hosts mentioned that the deal hasn't been approved by the league yet. Is there any chance that the deal gets rejected?


Considering they haven't rejected similar deals, I doubt it. Pronger's was ridiculous (and investigated but nothing came of it), DiPietro's was almost as long, Hossa etc etc.
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 03:37 PM

Before the interview started, the hosts mentioned that the deal hasn't been approved by the league yet. Is there any chance that the deal gets rejected?


Right at the end Grossman just said Kovy intends to play out the entire contract with the New Jersey Devils, so there's your disclaimer. Intention I think is the entire thing. If Kovy "intends" to play out the entire contract, and we know there are players that have/will play till they're 44, then the NHL can't reject it.
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 03:37 PM

Before the interview started, the hosts mentioned that the deal hasn't been approved by the league yet. Is there any chance that the deal gets rejected?


I don't see what the league could do. This contract is against no rules.
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 03:39 PM

for some reason facebook's nhl page says 17 year long deal but i dont believe them :unsure:
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 03:39 PM

For those at work:

Grossman:

"We thought our soft deadline was sept. 15 when camp opened." (laughs) We didn't expect that it would play out this long. It was a complicated situation. There were numerous options..coming from numerous different options/teams. Kovy's objective was to get all the deals in front of him and then make a decision. Kovy was calm throughout the whole process.

Grossman wouldn't get into how much the contract was for.

He did say however that it was a long contract. Said Ilya felt he was in a unique position. He said it was a motivating experience for Kovy and his experience with the Devils was great - Even though there was a coach change, he loved Lemaire and Lou.

He said, "It served us well to be silent in the process because things could be misconstrued." He said that when he tweeted for the first time that Kovy would decide, he really believed he was about to decide but then Kovy said, "Let's take a step back here."

About NJ Grossman said that NJ remained absolutely steadfast in their interest and their approach remained the same. They were patient and great to deal with. Lou was always able to call at the right time and say the right thing.

He said that the offer from the KHL was seriously considered - it was for a "short term and was for an unbelievable amount of money"

Grossman then mentioned that Kovy wanted to "print his boots into one location" and compared the contract to Sergei Federov's old contract

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 03:40 PM

I heard Parise intends to play until he's 80. Lou's trying to sign him to a 125 million, 53 year contract.
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 03:44 PM

I heard Parise intends to play until he's 80. Lou's trying to sign him to a 125 million, 53 year contract.


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Posted 19 July 2010 - 03:44 PM

Thanks ben00rs.
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 03:45 PM

About NJ Grossman said that NJ remained absolutely steadfast in their interest and their approach remained the same. They were patient and great to deal with. Lou was always able to call at the right time and say the right thing.


It just goes to show...the small things matter in business. Something my dad's been preaching to me for years now.

Also, shows that Lou's the freakin man.
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 03:46 PM

Love how Summer League B-ball is more important to ESPN then this.
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 03:50 PM

I don't see what the league could do. This contract is against no rules.


Apparently a deal can be rejected if it was made with no intent to see it through to its conclusion. While it's true that this deal should pass muster if Pronger and Hossa's did, it is at least conceivable that the league might want to take a stand against a deal like this eventually.
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 03:52 PM

Apparently a deal can be rejected if it was made with no intent to see it through to its conclusion. While it's true that this deal should pass muster if Pronger and Hossa's did, it is at least conceivable that the league might want to take a stand against a deal like this eventually.


it's pretty outrageous, but if it gets rejected, they go back to the drawing board and sign a 15 year/101 M deal. hossa's deal takes him up until he's 42 as well.
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 03:54 PM

I'd like to see the league stand up to Lou after not on the other deals.
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 03:58 PM

On the subject of front loaded contracts....Don't hate the player hate the game.
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 03:58 PM

The deal is reportedly worth $102 million in total over 17 seasons. According to Dmitry Chesnokov of PuckDaddy, the contract will pay Kovalchuk $10 million each of the first eight seasons and $7.5 million per season for the next two seasons after that. That would leave $7 million to be spread over the final seven seasons of the deal, which will conclude when Kovalchuk is 44 years old. from nj fire and ice
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 03:59 PM

I'd like to see the league stand up to Lou after not on the other deals.


they could because this one is even more absurd than the ones that have come before.

we'll see. chesnokov has it as really front-loaded, but it could be less than we think.
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 04:00 PM

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 04:01 PM

I'd like to see the league stand up to Lou after not on the other deals.

It's not going to happen as much as they'd probably like to.
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 04:01 PM

Man I say screw the 1st next year with Rolston and trade Salvador. We could set ourselves up for a pretty strong 5 year period.

Parise - Zajac - Langenbrunner
Elias - Arnott - Kovalchuk
Zubrus - Josefson - Clarkson
Davis/Vasyunov - Pelley/Sestito - Zharkov
PLL

Volchenkov - Greene
Tallinder - Urbom
White - Corrente/Taormina
Fraser

Brodeu
Hedberg

Nearly 3.5 million in cap space to play with.
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Posted 19 July 2010 - 04:02 PM

Man I say screw the 1st next year with Rolston and trade Salvador. We could set ourselves up for a pretty strong 5 year period.

Parise - Zajac - Langenbrunner
Elias - Arnott - Kovalchuk
Zubrus - Josefson - Clarkson
Davis/Vasyunov - Pelley/Sestito - Zharkov
PLL

Volchenkov - Greene
Tallinder - Urbom
White - Corrente/Taormina
Fraser

Brodeu
Hedberg

Nearly 3.5 million in cap space to play with.


Tedenby in the minors then?
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