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About More Than It Seems

When the NHL rejected the original Ilya Kovalchuk deal, clearly more was at stake than a talented UFA left winger.

Numerous media members labeled this a serious test for the then—and probably still—rudderless NHLPA.  That ugly seven-letter word ending in “out” started to appear again.

Part of the League’s motives were revealed when Arbitrator Richard Bloch named other contracts on the league’s radar.

Now, with the Larry Brooks story last night, it’s clear this isn’t as much about a contract as it is about the NHL taking the power back.

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