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Still, Lamoriello said he "absolutely" rolled his eyes when the Islanders signed Rick DiPietro to a...

Still, Lamoriello said he "absolutely" rolled his eyes when the Islanders signed Rick DiPietro to a 15-year contract in 2006 and when Washington signed Alex Ovechkin to a 13-year contract in 2008. He also said he "absolutely" rolled his eyes when Kovalchuk’s contract was completed. So why would he sign Kovalchuk to such a deal? "You’d have to speak to ownership about that."

Loophole Lou on how he "might" agree these deals aren't good for the league. Full quote and more at Tom Gulitti's Fire & Ice blog. UPDATE: Obviously, the topic in comments has turned to discuss the NHL's rejection of the contract. For theories as to why, follow along... UPDATE 2: Quisp at Jewels from the Crown is all over this with hilarity and insight. Spend your lunch break there.

"We absolutely need to look at term limits. I personally do not believe some players have any...

"We absolutely need to look at term limits. I personally do not believe some players have any intention of fulfilling some of these long-term contracts."

Brian Burke, in a prickly interview with THN.com's Adam Proteau. Wait, no, not prickly, TRUCULENT interview. I hope Burke isn't negotiating the next CBA or we are headed towards a lockout.
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