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.

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