Major Update in Corey Perry Scandal: a Lawyer Has Changed Everything for the Blackhawks

Published November 29, 2023 at 7:12 PM
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It's still the story of the hour in the hockey world, this saga involving former Montreal Canadien Corey Perry, and it's fascinating to see all the new information that's coming out every hour.

There are experts, journalists, observers, and even players who have spoken out in the last few hours, but now a lawyer has just brought a very interesting element to the discussion.

It's worth recalling that, because he was not claimed off waivers by the NHL today, Perry's contract was simply terminated by the Blackhawks.

It's big, and it's rare to see this happen. We're talking about a $4 million contract.


Perry is alleged to have had unacceptable behavior off the ice and to have breached the terms of his contract.

In short, according to the excellent Eric Macramalla, a law professor and legal analyst for none other than TSN and Forbes, the event involving Perry must be very serious for his contract to be terminated.

A team really can't easily terminate a contract, normally.

"The team's management has a high legal standard to meet before they can terminate Corey Perry's contract and refuse to pay him what he is owed. It must be a very serious incident." - Eric Macramalla

This could explain why GM Kyle Davidson was so emotional yesterday at the press conference.

Macramalla went even further.

We know that the wild rumor involving Corey Perry and his teammate's mother is 100% false! But know that, even if it were true (which is absolutely not the case here), well, it would not be legally sufficient to justify a contract termination.

Really interesting.

"As serious as something like the rumor that's going around? Are you not sure that it's generally a reason for something like a contract termination?" - Question from a fan

"No, it would not be sufficient (to terminate a player's contract) from a legal standpoint." - Response from Macramalla

So know that, even if a player had an intimate relationship with a teammate's mother (which is absolutely not the case here), well, it would be insufficient to justify a contract termination.



Credit : Marco Normandin, HABSolumentFan
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