Well it looks like the NHL is at it again. Frame work for the new Kovalchuck contract was rejected. It looks like that any contract over 10 years will be a no go in the NHL now. Details of the new contract haven't been released yet.
And really this isn't about the Devils and Kovalchuck anymore...I quote dchesnokov via twitter "My personal opinion is that Bloch's ruling created more uncertainties the NHL takes advantage of. This is just wrong."
Talk is that the deal was 15 years and the NHL will not approve anything over 13 years...Still trying to confirm.