Normally I hate mascots. When the Blues debuted their new mascot last year I despised it (I guess its great for the kids and all but I digress.) However, a friend sent me a link to the new Phoenix mascot Pierre. Holy crap is this thing hilarious. You have got to check out the videos at his website (and several more on you tube) trust me you will enjoy it if you are a hockey fan.
So yesterday the arbitrator made his decision and sided with the NHL. So Kovalchuk is a free agent again. Also the arbitrator is apparently investigating other front-end loaded contracts like Luongo, Pronger, Hossa and Savard.