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That appears to be fairly straightforward, if entirely contradictory to 8.2, doesn’t it? A player who rethinks his retirement only needs to wait a year before signing a new deal and returning to action. And since Kovalchuk signed his retirement papers on July 11, 2013, more than 18 months ago, it appears as though he could sign a new contract with the Devils, his previous NHL team, and be eligible for immediate reinstatement.

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I really do not want Kovy to come back.  Parise left for money/family/friends, but he at least honored his contracts with the Devils.  Kovy just left for money (I do not buy the playing home in Russia nonsense)

OK, so you buy Parise wanting to go home to a place one time zone away, that speaks a slightly different version of American English, practices most of the same customs and traditions as people in New Jersey, where he still had instant telephone and text access to all of his family and friends in Minnesota, but Kovalchuk going back to a place nine time zones away where he had almost none of the luxuries Parise did here and had to adapt to an entirely new lifestyle to, you're not buying? It was just money for Kovy but Parise's reasons were noble ones?

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That appears to be fairly straightforward, if entirely contradictory to 8.2, doesn’t it? A player who rethinks his retirement only needs to wait a year before signing a new deal and returning to action. And since Kovalchuk signed his retirement papers on July 11, 2013, more than 18 months ago, it appears as though he could sign a new contract with the Devils, his previous NHL team, and be eligible for immediate reinstatement.

 

 

Say he does do just that and is allowed to return to the NHL next season based upon this provision.  How soon after can the Devils trade him? 

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OK, so you buy Parise wanting to go home to a place one time zone away, that speaks a slightly different version of American English, practices most of the same customs and traditions as people in New Jersey, where he still had instant telephone and text access to all of his family and friends in Minnesota, but Kovalchuk going back to a place nine time zones away where he had almost none of the luxuries Parise did here and had to adapt to an entirely new lifestyle to, you're not buying? It was just money for Kovy but Parise's reasons were noble ones?

 

In your Parise hatred rant, you completely missed my point.  Honestly, who gives a sh!t why Parise left.  I certainly couldn't care less with any reason given.  The point is that he honored his contracts with NJ and left to do whatever he wants to do once his contract with NJ expired.  He was an UFA.

 

Kovy on the other hand left in the middle of his contract to bolt to Russia making the same money at face value, but take home was more due to not paying taxes and not paying into the escrow.  He QUIT on his contract.  A contract for 15 years that the Devils got slapped pretty hard with fines/penalties that was only partially nullified because of the new owners.

 

So yeah I do think Parise is the more noble/honorable of the two by a mile.

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That appears to be fairly straightforward, if entirely contradictory to 8.2, doesn’t it? A player who rethinks his retirement only needs to wait a year before signing a new deal and returning to action. And since Kovalchuk signed his retirement papers on July 11, 2013, more than 18 months ago, it appears as though he could sign a new contract with the Devils, his previous NHL team, and be eligible for immediate reinstatement.

 

 

The whole thing is probably a moot point since Bettman has the ultimate authority to interpret the apparent contradictions in the by-laws, and it is extremely unlikely that he'll reverse Daly's repeated statements that Kovalchuk has to either sit out for a year or get approval from all of the owners. 

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In your Parise hatred rant

What the hell are you talking about.

 

I'd be thoroughly shocked if any GM didn't approve Kovalchuk's return. I can't imagine that sort of petty unprofessionalism in the NHL in 2015. Teams want to compete against the best, and fans want to watch the best. GMs aren't running around trying to apply any disadvantage they can to any other team.

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He's not coming back here for a multitude of reasons. And I actually don't want him back either.

What the hell are you talking about.

I'd be thoroughly shocked if any GM didn't approve Kovalchuk's return. I can't imagine that sort of petty unprofessionalism in the NHL in 2015. Teams want to compete against the best, and fans want to watch the best. GMs aren't running around trying to apply any disadvantage they can to any other team.

GMs have a vested interest in not allowing other teams get better.

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He'll be back the season after next imo. Also if you don't think lou has been and still is a big part of this,then you don't know lou.

 

I don't buy it for a second.  Good chance Lou won't even be GM next offseason.

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well hes in his 70s so he wont be here forever, and yea EVENTUALLY we will see a new gm, but it will not be next off season like you predict

 

He'll be gone next offseason for sure.

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The whole thing is probably a moot point since Bettman has the ultimate authority to interpret the apparent contradictions in the by-laws, and it is extremely unlikely that he'll reverse Daly's repeated statements that Kovalchuk has to either sit out for a year or get approval from all of the owners. 

The only way he might change his mind if he thinks this will be a big hit to the KHL. Not sure why he would care as the KHL isn't the boogeyman its supposed to be by now.

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I think Kovalchuk is like that gorgeous ex girlfriend from college. You dated her, both of you changed for the better. Everywhere you went, people stared at her in amazement. And then, a year after you proposed, she left you to go home. She left you in shambles. And you hated her, you hated her so, so much. But you saw Facebook photos of her and knew you were still in love. In the years without her, you lost your job, your apartment. Your life, for the most part, has been miserable without her. Yeah, you don't spend money on her any more which is nice, but you replace her cost with cigarette-smelling strippers named Brunner and hookers named Ryder. You had a short stint with a cute girl named Jagr, but that's done now too.

 

And then, a few years later, when you think you might be getting over the pain, you get a text. "Hey", she says. "I miss you. I want to come back. I still love you."

 

Maybe it's about the money, maybe she got bored going back home. Maybe you should be the bigger man and move on. But you haven't scored with any chicks in forever, your future looks bleak, and when you close your eyes at night you can still picture her doing that cute little dance, where she puts her knee on the ground and her hand in the air. She always used to say that 'This is Couple', and it was adorable. 

 

So what do you text back?

 

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I think Kovalchuk is like that gorgeous ex girlfriend from college. You dated her, both of you changed for the better. Everywhere you went, people stared at her in amazement. And then, a year after you proposed, she left you to go home. She left you in shambles. And you hated her, you hated her so, so much. But you saw Facebook photos of her and knew you were still in love. In the years without her, you lost your job, your apartment. Your life, for the most part, has been miserable without her. Yeah, you don't spend money on her any more which is nice, but you replace her cost with cigarette-smelling strippers named Brunner and hookers named Ryder. You had a short stint with a cute girl named Jagr, but that's done now too.

 

And then, a few years later, when you think you might be getting over the pain, you get a text. "Hey", she says. "I miss you. I want to come back. I still love you."

 

Maybe it's about the money, maybe she got bored going back home. Maybe you should be the bigger man and move on. But you haven't scored with any chicks in forever, your future looks bleak, and when you close your eyes at night you can still picture her doing that cute little dance, where she puts her knee on the ground and her hand in the air. She always used to say that 'This is Couple', and it was adorable. 

 

So what do you text back?

 

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Per @plysenkov: Kovalchuk's mother called report that he's planning to return to NHL "nonsense."

 

 

Did she check with Dino Costa first?  Only he would know for sure.

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