Now what happens after the arbitration-upheld rejection of the Ilya Kovalchuk contract?
Does anybody really think the NHL will go after the contracts of Chris Pronger, Marian Hossa, Roberto Luongo and Marc Savard, as some have suggested. Would the league have the guts to un-do a contract under which a full season has already been played? Wouldn’t that just be the start of a whole string of legal proceedings and lawsuits?
And what happens to Kovalchuk (poll on the right)?
Well, at least the Devils and Kovalchuk and the NHL and the arbitrator have given everybody some hockey to discuss in August.
Here’s a story on Brock Beukeboom, Beuk’s son, from NHL.com.