Arizona Coyotes To Face Major Legal Battle After Terminating Players Contract

Published February 24, 2024 at 2:59 PM

Today marks the end of Adam Ruzicka's time with the Arizona Coyotes, as he's set to part ways with the team after being placed on unconditional waivers for contract termination. While opinions vary on whether this outcome is justified, one insider has a different perspective.

The decision to let go of Ruzicka came swiftly after a video surfaced on Instagram, showing him with a container containing a white substance. Though the exact nature of the substance remains unclear, the optics were far from favorable.

However, Frank Seravalli of Daily Faceoff believes the Coyotes acted too quickly and argues for a different approach.

«With #Yotes expected to officially terminate Adam Ruzicka's contract today, reminder that #NHLPA has 60 days to file a grievance.

There is a reason the union helps operate the Player Assistance program - players should be directed there for help instead of terminated."

"Forever in the #NHL, contract termination was the last resort - something rarely attempted for fear of reprisal from a strong union.

For players, watching teams terminate and then shrug and know they'll battle it out later to mostly favorable results should be a very troubling trend"

Seravalli's remarks underscore the importance of providing players with support through programs like the NHLPA's Player Assistance program, raising concerns about the increasing trend of contract terminations without due process.

"To that end, the clock is still ticking on the extension that was granted to #NHLPA on potentially filing a grievance against the #Blackhawks to challenge Corey Perry's termination from November.

To date, no grievance has been filed.»

Moreover, Seravalli highlights another case where the NHLPA has the option to challenge a contract termination, emphasizing the need for careful consideration in such matters.

The lack of transparency surrounding Ruzicka's situation leaves unanswered questions, leaving many to wonder about the reasons behind Arizona's decision.

Source: Bladeofsteel
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Arizona Coyotes To Face Major Legal Battle After Terminating Players Contract

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