The Ilya Kovalchuk aftershocks 

August, 10, 2010
08/10/10
9:02
AM ET

Arbitrator Richard Bloch is quite a magician. (Literally.) He shuffled 20 pieces of paper and made $102 million disappear.

Now you see it.

Now you don't.

Sorry, Ilya.

And for his next trick, he -- or another arbitrator -- might pull a similar disappearing act on the contracts of Marian Hossa, Roberto Luongo, Chris Pronger and Marc Savard.


Want to see why fans in Boston, Chicago, Philly and Vancouver should be nervous this morning? For all that and where Kovalchuk goes from here, you must be an ESPN Insider.

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