Like I said in an earlier post, Iyla Kovalchuk's contract circumvents the salary cap rules, as the NHL earlier today deemed the contract invalid.
Why now? Why not for Zetterberg, Luongo, Franzen, Hossa, Keith, Savard, Briere, Richards, Pronger, or Lecavalier? All of these guys have the same style of absurd contract, designed specifically to cheat the system. Why, suddenly, when it is a Russian?
In other news, Chicago GM Stan Bowman publicly stated today that Patrick Sharp is not going anywhere. This goes against my earlier idea that Sharp should be traded to the Capitals. Damn.