NHLPA Expected To File Grievance Against NHL Today

July 26th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
The NHLPA is expected to file a grievance over the Ilya Kovalchuk deal against the NHL today, which should get the ball rolling on finding a resolution to this issue.

When the NHL pulled the plug on the Kovalchuk deal (17 years, $102 million), many believed it was just a matter of time before the NHLPA filed a grievance, so the fact they will do so today is hardly a surprise.

It is widely believed that, despite the language in the CBA, the NHL had no right to stick its nose into the Kovalchuk contract, especially in light of some of the past deals that were accepted such as the Rick DiPietro deal, Henrik Zetterberg, Marian Hossa, etc.

Once the grievance is filed it should put into motion what could emerge as a long and drawn out process that, in the end, will see either the NHL or NHLPA win a decision for, or against, the contract.

Here’s a look at what is about to go down:

It’s all very simple. The NHL feels that Lou Lamoriello and the New Jersey Devils attempted to circumvent the CBA, nothing more, nothing less.

As such, the NHL will now have to prove its case, which may be easier said than done.< ...

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