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  • joined Aug 07, 2009
  • last login Jul 11, 2014
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  • MLB New York Mets
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Radulov Back, seems a done deal

So what do you do? I am in first place, have a bye this week in our fantasy playoffs, but am still tempted to pick him up once yahoo makes him available. I would either drop the recently...

Avery now a healthy scratch with the whale too

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if the spitting thing is true, that is pretty classless...good riddance.

Staal Back!?

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Despite reports to the contrary, Barry Melrose said on SportsCenter that he had a scoop that Marc Staal will be back today. Yes, it's ESPN, but would be sweet. One Staal back last year, one this year. Bad news would be is McDonagh probably out with the flu, unless he's back at Woywitka thankfully sits. We shall see...

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Drop Okposo

Is it too early to drop Kyle Okposo? I mean I know the dude has talent, but he only has 1 assist and is -2 with just 3 hits. Will he get going?  Also, considering dropping Goligoski or...

What's next for Rutgers?

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We need to get out of dodge, aka the big east, asap. get to work, tim pernetti...big ten, acc. either is fine with me.

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Goalie Decisions

So my goaltending isn't very good after my solid #1, jaroslav halak...i have steve mason and mike smith as my #2 and #3 goalies. i obviously prioritized skaters over goaltending and i like my team...

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Rate My Team

Drafted last night in my long-time, re-draft money league, always a competitive league.   Here are the details of the league:   Roster Positions: C, C, LW, LW, RW, RW, D, D, D, D, Util, Util,...

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Rate this Trade

Giving: Todd Bertuzzi, Alex Tanguay Getting: Antti Niemi I own Nittymaki   Rest of team: C: Stamkos, E. Staal, Kessler, Lecavalier, Gagner, Seguin LW: Heatley, Nash, Fleischman, MacArthur RW:...

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Care to audit my team?

Here's the info:   10 team, head-to-head, re-draft leagueG A P +/- PPG PPA PPP SHG SHA SHP GWG HITS W GA GAA SV SV% SHO 2 C, 2 LW, 2 RW, 4 D, 4 UTIL, 2 G, 9 Bench, 3 IRC: Stamkos, E. Staal,...

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Fantasy Football Anyone? Plaxico Burress Memorial League

League ID#: 561990 League Name: Plaxico Burress Memorial Password: football Custom League URL: http://football.fantasysports.yahoo.com/league/plaxicoburressmemorial D...

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Is Sather Actually Thinking Long-Term?

The more I think about the offseason moves Sather has made, the more I think that he might be setting up the team for the future.  In conversations with the scouting and coaching staff, he must...

More legalese on the Kovalchuk Deal

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This was linked to on puck daddy yesterday, but figured I post it here as well, in case you missed it. "So, the NHL put the kibosh on Kovalchuk’s unprecedented 17 year deal with the Devils, and it appears that the NHLPA is going to appeal and we’ll be going to arbitration. Let’s look at the relevant clause first and break it down: 11.6 Rejection of SPCs and/or Offer Sheets; Subsequent Challenge and/or De-Registration of SPCs and/or Offer Sheets.(a) Rejection of SPCs and/or Offer Sheets. In the case of an SPC or anOffer Sheet, as the case may be, that is filed and rejected by the League, the followingrules and procedures shall apply:(i) If an SPC or an Offer Sheet is rejected: (A) because it results inthe signing Club exceeding the Upper Limit, or (B) because it doesnot comply with the Maximum Player Salary or (C) because it is orinvolves a Circumvention of either the Club’s Upper Limit or theMaximum Player Salary, and:11.6 Rejection of SPCs and/or Offer Sheets; Subsequent Challenge and/or De-Registration of SPCs and/or Offer Sheets. (a) Rejection of SPCs and/or Offer Sheets. In the case of an SPC or an Offer Sheet, as the case may be, that is filed and rejected by the League, the following rules and procedures shall apply: (i)If an SPC or an Offer Sheet is rejected: (A) because it results in the signing Club exceeding the Upper Limit, or (B) because it does not comply with the Maximum Player Salary or (C) because it is or involves a Circumvention of either the Club’s Upper Limit or the Maximum Player Salary, and: (x) if the NHLPA does not timely dispute and refer to the Arbitrator such rejection in the manner set forth in Section 11.5(g) above, then immediately upon the expiration of the time period within which the NHLPA may dispute and refer to the Arbitrator such rejection, the SPC or Offer Sheet, as the case may be, will be deemed null and void ab initio (i.e., the Player’s Free Agency and/or contractual status shall revert to the status he held prior to signing his SPC or Offer Sheet, as the case may be), and the Player shall not be entitled to any of the rights or benefits provided for under the rejected SPC or Offer Sheet, as thecase may be; or (y) if the NHLPA does timely dispute and refer to the Arbitrator such rejection in the manner set forth in Section 11.5(g) above, then such dispute over that rejection shall be both heard and decided by the Arbitrator within forty eight (48) hours of such referral, during which period the Player shall not be entitled to play under such SPC or Offer Sheet, as the case may be,and shall not be entitled to any of the rights and benefits provided for under such SPC or Offer Sheet, as the case may be, pending a resolution of such grievance by the Arbitrator. Got it? Good! Let’s try to break this bad boy down in plain english. The key clause in here will be " [b]ecause it is or involves a Circumvention of either the Club’s Upper Limit or the Maximum Player Salary." The NHL does have a prima facie case here based on the strict wording of the CBA. This contract obviously seems like an attempt to circumvent the salary cap. Does anyone really expect Kovalchuk to be playing when he is 44 years old? Unless he’s Gordie Howe, and we can state with reasonable expectancy that the Devs expect him to be playing into his 40s, this contract fails that test. However, the Devils and the NHLPA can respond back that they are ensuring their future rights in the event he remains a viable player that long into his career. Their supporting information would include projections of Kovalchuk’s stats for the length of the contract, the expected market values of such players, and a variety of other extrapolated evidence. The arbitrator can go either way with this. I think the kicker, and the issue that will ultimately push the NHLPA to victory, falls back on other mega-term contracts the league has allowed. Without going to law schooly, there is a principle in contract law that if a right is repeatedly waived, it is assumed to have been permanently waived. For example, if I keep paying you $100 dollars on the 20th, when we have a debt due on the 10th of each month, and you don’t reject the payment or warn me to stop paying you late, you can’t sue me 2 years from now for late payment. This is codified in the UCC, which is for sale of goods, but under common law the same principles apply. The terms of other mega-term deals tilt in the Devils favor. Specifically, the Ovechkin and DiPietro deals give the NHLPA a position of strength, and just because the NHL didn’t think of this when they ratified the 2005 CBA, that’s not the Player’s Association’s fault. If the NHL wanted to object to it, they have had their time, and I don’t believe they will be allowed to now. Call it 3-1 for the NHLPA."

Dobber Hockey: Legal Interpretation of Kovalchuk Deal

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"Some of you long-time readers may remember Thieving Giraffe from the forum. Well, he's been tied up in law school for several years now, but still checks in from time to time. He had this to say about the Kovalchuk issue, from a legal standpoint: "As dual legal/hockey junky, I got all hopped up evaluating the legality and basis for this veto. Thought I'd share my thoughts, if you're interested. The veto is reportedly based upon Section 26.3 of the CBA, which reads as follows: CBA § 26.3: (a) No Club or Club Actor, directly or indirectly, may: (i) enter into any agreements, promises, undertakings, representations, commitments, inducements, assurances of intent, or understandings of any kind, whether express, implied, oral or written, including without limitation, any SPC, Qualifying Offer, Offer Sheet or other transaction, or (ii) take or fail to take any action whatsoever, if either (i) or (ii) is intended to or has the effect of defeating or Circumventing the provisions of this Agreement or the intention of the parties as reflected by the provisions of this Agreement, including without limitation, provisions with respect to the financial and other reporting obligations of the Clubs and the League, Team Payroll Range, Player Compensation Cost Redistribution System, the Entry Level System and/or Free Agency. Obviously that's a lot of excess provisions for the current situation. Reduced to what's relevant, Section 26.3 reads: CBA § 26.3: No Club or Club Actor, directly or indirectly, may: (i) enter into any agreements… if… (i)… is intended to or has the effect of defeating or Circumventing the provisions of this Agreement… including without limitation, provisions with respect to… Team Payroll Range… and/or Free Agency. If GB is smart, he will omit any mention of intent, because frankly he does not have to show a lack of good faith in order to veto the agreement (and obviously there's no need to go out of his way to insult Lou). Therefore, an arbitrator would not have to find that the deal was intended to circumvent the salary cap or that good faith had been breached, but rather simply that those final years at roughly a half-million per would have such an effect. Doesn't seem like a very hard sell to me." - Mike Yedinak (Thieving Giraffe)"

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Buccigross' Kovalchuk Proposal

John Buccigross over at ESPN has a column up listing Kovalchuk trade proposals for all teams.  His Rangers proposal is as follows:   New York RangersProposed trade: Kovalchuk and Kubina for C...

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