When the ways you suggest to fix the problem is to take a long term investment that we've worked hard to land (for better or for worse) and pitch him to the curb as failed after one season, then yes, people might respond with hostility. Understand that Ilya Kovalchuk, for better or for worse is part of the fabric of this team for the next decade minimum. That is not going to change at this point. If take that into account as a given, then you can figure for next steps. No matter your distaste for the player, you must understand that he is going to be here for the longhaul.
I understand it takes a while for people to comprehend things and also to escape denial, so I don't care about the hostility. I mean your post is filled with a lot of inaccuracies written in passionate haste.