Roberto Luongo, Marian Hossa Among Potential Second NHL Free Agent Class

August 11th, 2010 by Cam Maillet Leave a reply »
The NHL has moved on from the Ilya Kovalchuk decision, but it has spiked new interest in the other front-loaded contracts around the league.

Investigations are being conducted league-wide on deals similar to that of Kovalchuk's and could ultimately end up creating one of the deepest free agent talent pools in what has been a dismal offseason thus far.

Notable players involved in the investigation are Marc Savard, Marian Hossa, Roberto Luongo, and Chris Pronger.

Most of the organizations are said to be cooperating fully with the League, including the Boston Bruins. "We are cooperating fully with the League in its investigation of the Marc Savard contract extension," Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said.

However, the Philadelphia Flyers weren't as cooperative and accepting of the League's new case, as Flyers President Peter Lukko fired back at the League, stating, "The contract with Chris Pronger that we registered with the National Hockey League is one we certainly feel was a compliant contract.

"The Pronger contract is structured differently than the Kovalchuk contract. And it's been in effect well over a yea ...

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