Thursday, September 02, 2010

Can Teams Bring Contracts Forward For Reneging?

A few sources today are reporting that the NHL is taking a hard line after Kovalchuk and may investigate a few contracts that they have previously approved.

Among those to be potentially investigated (if you believe any of the claims) would be those of Marian Hossa, Roberto Luongo, Chris Pronger and Marc Savard.

Never mind that the league won't be able to take away the Stanley Cup enabled by their previous soft stance. I prefer to see it in a different way.

If the league is dead set on killing all long-term front-end heavy contracts, let's get serious. What about making Gomez sign a new deal?

After all, he was one of the original new-era 7-year deal boys. His final season is paying him less than half of his first $10 million season.

And what about other teams who may want voided cap hits? Like Philly on Daniel Briere's $6.5 million? Maybe Detroit's rivals would want to investigate Franzen and Zetterberg.

Wouldn't seem fair otherwise, would it?

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