The NHL eased up on the New Jersey Devils on Thursday, reducing the team's punishment for attempting to circumvent the salary cap in 2010 by signing Ilya Kovalchuk to a 17-year deal. 

On Saturday night's edition of Hotstove Tonight, Elliotte Friedman and Glenn Healy analyze the league's decision and how it affects other teams in the 2014 draft.

The Hockey Night in Canada crew also discussed how salary retention played a part on trade deadline day and why Ryan Kesler's no-trade clause limits the Vancouver Canucks.

For more, watch the full segment in the video above.