Monday, July 26, 2010

NHLPA Files Grievance

We're off - as expected, the NHLPA is challenging the NHL on its rejection of the Kovalchuk contract. Here's the NHLPA press release:


“The NHLPA has filed a grievance disputing the NHL's rejection of the Standard Player Contract between the New Jersey Devils and Ilya Kovalchuk. Under the terms of the CBA, the NHLPA and Mr. Kovalchuk are entitled to an expedited resolution of this matter. The NHLPA will have no further comment until this matter has been resolved by an Arbitrator.”


Daniel Gilbeau said...

Fantastic! This is excellent news. This puts the league out there where they need to justify why they allowed the contracts of Hossa, Zetterberg and Franzen but denied Kovalchuk. I would have been very disappointed in the NHLPA if they did not challenge this ruling, but then again, would not be the first time I was upset with the way they do things.
Let the games begin!!!
Win or lose, at least it is being challenged.

Anonymous said...

So Eric, what happens this week and when? When will this all be finalized? Won't this keep various GM's and players hanging around on their Sept. plans until its over? Another wild summer off ice in the League.

Eric Macramalla said...

These are good points and questions. I will address them in next blog entry.