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Devils penalty for circumventing the cap reduced

Postby SubtropicalPenguin on Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:39 pm

http://espn.go.com/new-york/nhl/story/_/id/10563058/nhl-modifies-ilya-kovalchuk-penalty-new-jersey-devils

So, the NHL decided to give the Devils their 1st rounder back. I'm guessing the fact that Kovalchuk ditched them for the KHL is the "change in circumstances" referenced in the article. I suppose losing your only real scoring threat is punishment enough for breaking the "spirit" of the rules. I always thought they got hit too hard anyway; seemed to me other teams were doing exactly the same thing. That being said, changing the ruling years later seems a bit strange to me.
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Re: Devils penalty for circumventing the cap reduced

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:51 pm

Yeah, I think I anticipated this happening back when the penalty was levied. Im glad it happened.
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Re: Devils penalty for circumventing the cap reduced

Postby JS© on Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:54 am

I think it's ridiculous. Why should the penalty be any less because of the player leaving the team?

You break the rules, you pay the price.
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Re: Devils penalty for circumventing the cap reduced

Postby mikey287 on Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:26 am

Is it less because Kovy left or is it less because the cap recapture penalty is double jeopardy...?
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Re: Devils penalty for circumventing the cap reduced

Postby columbia on Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:33 am

I thought the penalty was ridiculous in the first place.
You set up rules and enforce them. If the terms of the contract violate those rules, you void/don't accept it and tell the team and player to negotiate another one.
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Re: Devils penalty for circumventing the cap reduced

Postby Froggy on Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:21 am

I'm perfectly ok with the penalty being reduced. Not like that was the only garbage deal in the league. If the league world have stepped in when teams like the red wings popularized this kind of deal, it would have saved itself the drama.
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Re: Devils penalty for circumventing the cap reduced

Postby Pitts on Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:00 pm

I think the Devils let Kovalchuk "retire" so they could re-circumvent the cap again.
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Re: Devils penalty for circumventing the cap reduced

Postby DropEmJayBird on Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:38 pm

JS© wrote:
You break the rules, you pay the price.


Bust a deal... spin the wheel
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