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Pointing A Finger At The NHLPA

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

There is a feeling out there, however, that the NHLPA should have been far more picky in choosing an arbitrator for an issue as eventful as this one.

This is a big loss for the PA and one that could lead to further losses if the league challenges a 12-year Luongo deal that pays out 94 per cent of its worth in the first eight years.

Or a seven-year, $34.45 million Pronger deal that takes him to age 42 and pays out 97 per cent of its salary after year 5.

Or Savard’s seven-year, $28.05 million deal, which pays just $525,000 in the final two seasons.

But the Kovalchuk camp was in a hurry and the league was pushing for Bloch.

We never cared much for Bob Goodenow, but he wouldn’t have allowed anyone favoured by the league to preside over something as important as this.

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Chris in A^2's avatar

They can’t argue that the Flyers had no expectation of Pronger to play at age 42 like they did with Kovy. Pronger is on a 35+ deal and his cap sticks regardless of retirement.

Posted by Chris in A^2 from Nyquist Puck Control on 08/10/10 at 05:57 PM ET

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