I said let them go to free agency... Did kovy went to free agency yes or no? Right.
Just stop...please. Kovy 'went to free agency' when we traded for him as a rental to win a Stanley Cup. What were they going to do, sign him when he got off the plane from Atlanta? They had to use the 30 games plus playoffs as a trial period to see if he was going to work out enough for them to give big money to (and for him to want to stay here). That - and him bolting on a signed contract to go to Russia - are both VASTLY different than Parise leaving. And even he was more or less a rental to try to win a Cup too, which nearly worked.
Besides this is the coaching thread, don't hijack it with your broken record agenda.