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REJECTED: The NHL Takes a Stand

Ilya Kovalchuk was unarguably the biggest fish available in the National Hockey League’s free agent sea this offseason. He is only 27 years old and has scored 40 or more goals in each season since the NHL lockout in 2004-05. Whatever club he signed with was likely to see an offensive boom for the coming […]

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The Decade Deal: What It Means for the NHL

Just prior to the start of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Johan Franzen signed an 11 year, $43 million contract with the Detroit Red Wings. Franzen’s new contract was the latest in a series of extremely long-term contracts that have been signed by a number of National Hockey League players in the past 18 months. […]


Rick DiPietro’s Hips Don’t Lie

On September 19th of 2006, I was a little shocked to hear that the New York Islanders signed their goalie, Rick DiPietro, to a 15-year deal that would pay him $67.5 million over the duration of the contract. It made DiPietro the 8th highest paid goalie at the time, and locked him up in New […]