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Old 07-15-2019, 05:06 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by Oling_Roachinen View Post
Yeah, they probably should have stopped when Kripusoff's contract was submitted but they didn't and they kept allowing it to get worse. Doesn't mean that Hossa's contract was 'legal' anymore than Kovalchuk's initial one was despite not being explicitly banned by the CBA. What they were was lucky that the NHL decided to draw the line with Kovalchuk and not Hossa.
Kiprusoff's contract was the politest, most Canadian interpretation of cap circumvention the league has ever seen. A six year deal is actually a five year one.

It's positively quaint.
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