Lubomir Visnovsky Files Grievance to Void Trade to Islanders

Posted: 07/23/2012 by yougetoutwhatyouputin in Uncategorized

According to CBS sports Visnovsky has filed a grievance to void his trade to Isles, claiming his no-trade clause is still valid.

“Visnovsky’s contract with Edmonton had a no-trade clause that he did not invoke when he was traded from the Oilers to Anaheim during the 2010 season. He believes that clause is still valid, and an arbitrator will not determine whether or not it is.”

Interesting to see what happens. If he comes back to Anaheim, what do we do with a player we attempted to trade? If the trade is good, what do the Isles do with a player who doesn’t want to be there?

http://www.cbssports.com/nhl/blog/eye-on-hockey/19638505/report-lubomir-visnovsky-files-grievance-to-void-trade-to-islanders

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Comments
  1. bc says:

    Way2be@yougetwhatyouputin. At the end of the article blogger Adam Gretz asks, “If Visnovsky felt his no-trade clause was still valid why didn’t he simply try to stop the move a month ago when it actually happened?”
    A couple of reasons that Lubo waited are filing a grievance against your employer should never be an easy decision. Lubo is a steady, solid and cautious guy. He’s not the type to run off suing everybody. Doing the legal research may have taken a couple-3 weeks as well.

    • yougetoutwhatyouputin says:

      Wow…talk about another curve ball to barstool…this is amazing, LOL!

    • yougetoutwhatyouputin says:

      Hey BC…if it is determined that the trade did violate the no-trade-clause would that be considered a breach-of-contract? Would he be considered a UFA?

      • bc says:

        Not likely U. The issue is did Lubo invalidate his NTC when he accepted the trade from Edmonton to here. Secondly, did the waiver invalidate the clause permanently or just for that one trade.The dispute will be arbitrated. Lubo will either be a Duck or an Islander.

  2. czhokej says:

    Lubo, if healthy, could provide some scoring (18 goals a season would be probably too much to ask, but he did it in 2011).

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