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New Kovy Update ("As the Kovy Turns")

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So we are almost done with August and we still have nothing. I never thought I would say this but i want Fehr involved now, I almost want a walkout by the players over the shafting they just got over this whole situation. The league set up a sh!tty set of rules then half a$$ enforced it and it's a joke.

Found this article pretty interesting

Langenbrunner talking about Fehr, hoping he will guide the PA back in the right direction, and saying the NHL is taking advantage of a "wounded animal" :horse:

http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=5496627

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Cheer up there, sport. At least you got reply #10,000.

Yay! :lol:

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I hope nobody have click on "watch this topic" and leave for 3 weeks of vacation.... mailbox will be a mess....

Oh wait....

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I'm pretty sure Kovy has no other desirable situations besides the Devs or KHL. The Kings signed Willie Mitchell to 2yr/7m deal yesterday.

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the kings can still afford kovalchuk, if they wanted to do that. i don't think they do, or will, but they have room under the cap for kovalchuk.

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the kings can still afford kovalchuk, if they wanted to do that. i don't think they do, or will, but they have room under the cap for kovalchuk.

They might get him as a 1 year rental but he's not gonna want to do that. They have a few hot commodities to sign next season.

Shameless plug: Check out Intent to Blow's take on the Kovalchuk second contract rejection, it's pretty spot on.

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They might get him as a 1 year rental but he's not gonna want to do that. They have a few hot commodities to sign next season.

Shameless plug: Check out Intent to Blow's take on the Kovalchuk second contract rejection, it's pretty spot on.

they can afford him on a long-term contract just fine.

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they can afford him on a long-term contract just fine.

say 17 years or so. done deal.

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NHL says they wanta contract shorter than 13 years...... Kovy probably wants same money, Devils cap hit would end up being 8 or more higher.....

KHL could pull this off no problem.

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chesnokov says KHL is offering kovalchuk between 1-3 years. i don't think any of those contracts make sense for ilya unless they are for some outlandish amount of tax-free money.

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chesnokov says KHL is offering kovalchuk between 1-3 years. i don't think any of those contracts make sense for ilya unless they are for some outlandish amount of tax-free money.

Plus something that was under-reported that the parent company of SKA was starting to express uneasiness with giving huge amounts of money to players. I can't imagine that any of these KHL teams, even the big ones, can make any money with even a $20 million pay roll. Most of them play in arenas that are about the size of South Mountain Arena.

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Plus something that was under-reported that the parent company of SKA was starting to express uneasiness with giving huge amounts of money to players. I can't imagine that any of these KHL teams, even the big ones, can make any money with even a $20 million pay roll. Most of them play in arenas that are about the size of South Mountain Arena.

I think it's just a couple like SKA who have the means to offer guys like Kovy. the rest just sit back and basically operate like it's still the superleague, not something that's designed to compete with the NHL

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Maybe we should get Chris Christie involved. I hear he's good with numbers! :rolleyes:

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Plus something that was under-reported that the parent company of SKA was starting to express uneasiness with giving huge amounts of money to players. I can't imagine that any of these KHL teams, even the big ones, can make any money with even a $20 million pay roll. Most of them play in arenas that are about the size of South Mountain Arena.

meh. it's the president's brother, what are they going to do about it? still, a 1 year deal makes little sense unless it pays him like $10 million tax-free, because he can probably wave bye-bye to a lot of those front-loaded deals; most of the teams that could offer them won't really have the ability to do so in a year. plus a year where he doesn't lead the KHL in goals would look bad (and he didn't lead the league in 2004-05). 2 and 3 year deals have him heading into labor strife if he wishes to return to the NHL, and teams will be wary of making huge commitments coming into or going out of labor difficulties.

i did forget that kovalchuk played in the KHL in 2005-06 while holding out from atlanta. it's possible he could do that again.

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NHL says they wanta contract shorter than 13 years...... Kovy probably wants same money, Devils cap hit would end up being 8 or more higher.....

KHL could pull this off no problem.

its illegal for the NHL to dictate contract lengths

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its illegal for the NHL to dictate contract lengths

Yeah but the can do an end around by just rejecting the contract based on length. That's the Catch-22

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its illegal for the NHL to dictate contract lengths

Apparently not when the Devils are trying to land the "big fish"....

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You don't know this...

I will make a sig bet with anyone who wants to....Kovy will not play in the KHL next year, if anyone wants to bet that he will and is adamant about it, you let me know....

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its illegal for the NHL to dictate contract lengths

There's also no way they could reject a contract based on the precedent they set earlier. Haven't you heard...Bettman is the law. Judge Dredd eat your heart out.

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say 17 years or so. done deal.

Bettman has already said he would sign off on that... Anyone but the Devils right?

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I will make a sig bet with anyone who wants to....Kovy will not play in the KHL next year, if anyone wants to bet that he will and is adamant about it, you let me know....

I bet he will.

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There's also no way they could reject a contract based on the precedent they set earlier. Haven't you heard...Bettman is the law. Judge Dredd eat your heart out.

Bettman and his sidekick Daly need to be burned in town square. They are making a joke out of the free agency process....

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