Cornwall ON – Hockey nuts listened to the press conference yesterday announcing Ilya Kovalchuk signing with the NHL, but now Commissioner Gary Bettman has rejected the contract stating that it circumvented the rules. A few teams have been playing with contract lengths to get cap hits down and it looks like this case was the straw the broke the diminutive camel’s back.
As this signing has a domino effect the follow up moves by other teams are now in the air as the lawyers wrangle over this one.
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