Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Ilya Kovalchuk's contract negotiations have hit a snag.

People are all like "hand him a blank contract, have him fill it in, and GIVE him the contract".

Ummm... with the NHL's salary cap, things no longer work that way.

Another team tried that. The Tampa Bay Lightning tanked and were forced to talk one of those players into accepting a trade to Dallas. And they are still trying to recover from not having much cap room.

And then there is the case of the Chicago Blackhawks... who have treated players with two-way contracts like yo-yos.

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