The NHL rejected Kovalchuk's deal. I saw this coming, especially after they looked deep into the Hossa and Pronger deals last year.
This pleases me mainly because it means there is a chance he doesn't play in our division next season.
Kovalchuk-less Devils aside, this is a flaw in the NHL's salary cap system.. front loaded contracts can disperse salary in such unwavering gaps (Pronger making 6 million now, 500k in a few years; same with Hossa) that it brings down the average cap hit. Good idea in theory, but easy to take advantage of.
Quick shout out to my collaborator. He scored a sick goal in NHL 09 (idk why he doesn't have 10) that i wish i was there to have seen. Just to elaborate, he called to tell me about it.. in great detail. That's how serious this is.
We know that hockey is where we live, where we can best meet and overcome pain and wrong and death.. Life is just a place where we spend time between games.