Corey Perry to Get Lawyers Involved Following Contract Termination by the Blackhawks

Published November 30, 2023 at 10:49
BY JULIEN TREKKER
     

Surprising End to Perry's Tenure with the Blackhawks



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As many are aware, Corey Perry's time with the Chicago Blackhawks abruptly ended after an incident at a team function, which reportedly involved alcohol.

This development has been at the center of many debates recently, and it's not hard to see why, given the organization's response to the situation.


Initially, the Blackhawks stated it was an organizational decision to bench Perry. However, it was later revealed by his agent that it was Perry's decision to part ways with the team.

This revelation sparked widespread speculation, with the true nature of the events remaining unclear.

Eventually, it was disclosed that Perry's behavior at the team event was deemed inappropriate by the Blackhawks, leading to the termination of his contract.

It's crucial to note, however, that law enforcement was not involved as no illegal activity occurred.

Now, Corey Perry could challenge the Blackhawks' decision.

NHLPA to Get Involved in the Perry Saga?



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The Chicago Sun Times has suggested this as a likely outcome.

The NHL Players' Association (NHLPA) has a 60-day window to contest an unjust contract termination. Perry's agent has confirmed they are currently evaluating the situation.

Given that Perry's actions were not illegal, this may form the basis of the grievance.

With Perry in the last year of his contract and the Blackhawks having considerable salary cap space, a financial settlement might be pursued if the NHLPA proceeds with the grievance.

The Blackhawks are focused on fostering a team culture free from negative influences. If this is indeed their goal, compensating Perry should not pose a significant issue.

Will the NHLPA challenge the Blackhawks over Perry's contract termination?

"The timeline of the Corey Perry saga has become slightly clearer.

And this might not be over yet. The fact Perry's actions were not considered a criminal matter could provide significant grounds for an NHLPA grievance."


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