Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Bettman says Oh God! There's no Way...

Gary Bettman has apparently nixed the 17-year deal the New Jersey Devils inked Ilya Kovalchuk to.

Bettman is reportedly worried that Ilya would be George Burns' age by the time the contract expired.

Just the name Ilya called for nostalgia. Ilya 17 ans, j'ai signé ce contrat de fou avec Lou, mais j'ai arrêté de jouer après 4 ans parce que la KHL m'a offert 3 milliards de dollars sur 54 ans. Je n'avais pas le choix.

So it's obvious Gary doesn't think this visual would be a great seller for the NHL.

These 17-year mammoths are only valid if you're signing your fist contract, after the rookie deal expires. Otherwise, you risk having the NHL tell you that this... out of the question.

Gary, for once you and I see yarmulke to yarmulke.


HFF33 aka Panger said...

I wish I could get me one of those "fist" contracts. Presumably like the one Boogard signed in NYR.

I'm glad the NHL took a stand on this one. 5 years at the league minimum? When he's in his 40s? Come on, you guys aren't even trying. But I doubt that the NHL will win.

HabsFan29 said...

ilya 17 ans. heh.

now can the NHL go back and retroactively disapprove Pronger's contract? and Hossa's? Luongo's? yeah right

2 posts in one summer day! FHF is outta control!

Allan Walsh said...

Obviously this man needs new representation!

GoldenGirl11 said...

Who knew that there were Depends Undergarments for men. It's always the ladies in aerobics class that have a problem. Where's the commercial with the guys sitting around the office or shifting uncomfortably on the 9th hole... or GOING in the 9th hole? Poor old Ilya. Poor incontinent, manziere wearing old Ilya. How will he support himself on a 12 year contract? After starving children this one really tears at my heart.

kevincrumbs said...

Spectacular work, GG.

GoldenGirl11 said...

Thanks KC. Starting to get a little rusty just sitting around waiting for something to happen.

ezzeloharr said...

Working late tonight, GG's 'shopping and HF4's writing gave me the will to live again. Thank you. Thank you so much.

wv: spokeron

kevincrumbs said...

@GG: Yeah, sit around too long and you'll end up like Kovalchuk in the bottom picture.

I hope some Devils fans get to see your work.

soperman said...

I like the picture where he has a walker and a beard best, it looks like he could still score a few goals on duh Leafs.

Chester said...

That's good stuff. said...

GG absolutely fabulous pictures. (that is some talent you have!)

the wheelchair one is my favorite.

who woul dhave thought there would still be things to write about in the dead of summer

Jaybird said...


People are going to steal those they are so good!

Wow....amazing GG

GoldenGirl11 said...

Thanks. We have lots of good lawyerin' around here for anyone who steals our copyrighted photoshops (which have been lifted off of the web and illegally altered).