Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 10/10/05 at 12:46 PM ET
The Thrashers signed W Ilya Kovalchuk to a five-year, $32.5-million (all terms US) deal on Friday -- leaving them about $275,000 shy of reaching the NHL's $39-million salary cap. But there are raised eyebrows around the league because the Thrashers have had a difficult time drawing fans to Philips Arena, meaning they'll likely qualify for revenue sharing. "This kind of spending is what put us into a lockout in the first place and how could it be fair if people have to pay into a fund to help the Thrashers have one of the highest payrolls in the league?" an NHL source asked. Atlanta is also paying former Senators RW Marian Hossa $5 million and C Bobby Holik $4.25 million this season
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