This deserves it's own thread. This whole thing is becoming a huge issue. Source: No ultimatum issued by NHL in Kovalchuk contract saga I have a strong feeling that the NHLPA won't agree with the ultimatum the NHL as issued, meaning that the Kovalchuk contract will be denied again. One thing that better not happen is the NHL touching contracts that have already been aproved in the past. If that happens then the NHL will look like an even bigger joke then it already is.