Posted 25 July 2013 - 11:54 AM
Absolutely. You're saying not one team would make a play for one of the premier goal scorers in the league, despite his bloated contract? Furthermore, even getting back a sixth round pick for him is more than what we got in reality. So to answer your original question, Yes, of course we would would have been better off.
Re-read what Tri wrote. If Kovy was scoring at his Thrasher rate and had looked great doing it in his three years as Devil and was 100% healthy, yeah, maybe someone takes on the deal (though it would have required getting another lifetime-like deal coming back).
But that's not what happened. Two very "meh" seasons (by Kovy's standards), one good one (that required a lot of ice time), and two injuries. That would have led what few teams that might have been able to take on a horrible contract to be very cautious, especially with several big-money years coming.
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