I was responding to the poster suggesting that he left because Clarkson and parise left.
On the second part, we've heard everything from 11-20 million a season. Either way, after taxes it's more than he'd get here. I think he realized he wanted less games at more money in a place where he'll be worshipped.
I don't get the worshipped part? Kovy seems like a very low-key guy. The opposite of say Alexander Ovechkin.