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Right. It appears he wants to play with a contending NHL team, and he would end up looking real good if he took less to do that. Not sure if the ego is going to allow that to happen.

I suspect that he hopes one of these contenders will "make him whole" and pay him what Atlanta would have, or pretty darn close.

but if it was going to happen, it probably would've happened by now. on july 1 is when things get crazy and teams tend to make their worst decisions. now that the market seems to offer other options that aren't kovalchuk, as well as some decent trade bait out there, it's not kovalchuk or bust.

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My thought exactly. He's got to realize that the higher his price is, the less likely it'll be for a GM to build a team around him. If he goes anywhere for 10 mil he better bring a team with him because of his salary vs. the cap.

I think that at 8 mil he can get what he wants and still allow a competitive team to be built around him. I just hope he feels that Jersey is the place.

And really even if the team doesn't get him they still signed some players that will help out a bunch. I'm already excited about the moves made. Kovalchuk will be the point per game icing on the cake.

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but if it was going to happen, it probably would've happened by now. on july 1 is when things get crazy and teams tend to make their worst decisions. now that the market seems to offer other options that aren't kovalchuk, as well as some decent trade bait out there, it's not kovalchuk or bust.

This Islanders offer (if real) happened after July 1. I think he's hoping it prompts the Kings to go higher or gets the Avs involved. Even if nothing else happens, the Isles offer (if real) is still out there.

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The longer this goes the more likely Kovy is to re-sign with us. He knows what it's like here, why go to LA? (assuming the offers are both around 8M)

I feel the complete opposite. To me the longer this takes, the more offers that come in, the more likely it is Lou drops out.

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kovie had the same 10 mil offer from atlanta, which has a far greater arena and a nicer area than nassau. he's not going to go to another non contender for the same price, it's kings or devs period.

kopitar parise is a tie.

brodeur, volchy are the edge.

You're forgetting Doughty, who would be the #1 D-man on the Devils by a country mile.

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Just for sh!ts and giggles, how much do you think Kovalchuk would accept NOT to go to the Isles, assuming $100 million over 10 years is on the table?

Or do you think he would just bolt for Russia?

9 million is wht he's looking for. 8.5 is more likely wht he'll get.

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kovie had the same 10 mil offer from atlanta, which has a far greater arena and a nicer area than nassau. he's not going to go to another non contender for the same price, it's kings or devs period.

kopitar parise is a tie.

brodeur, volchy are the edge.

LA has way more talent. Your giving A-Train the edge over Doughty and JJ? You're kidding right?

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I feel the complete opposite. To me the longer this takes, the more offers that come in, the more likely it is Lou drops out.

that's not the way it works. You start out with your most amount of offers.

Sry for the triple post. I had a lot to respond to and didn't feel like copy and pasting and opeing new windows...i'm lazy so shoot me

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that's not the way it works. You start out with your most amount of offers.

You'd think, but that doesn't seem to be the case this time.

For a while it just seemed to be Kings/Devs. Then all of a sudden I'm hearing Isles, Avs, and Flyers.

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You'd think, but that doesn't seem to be the case this time.

For a while it just seemed to be Kings/Devs. Then all of a sudden I'm hearing Isles, Avs, and Flyers.

First off, no one knows for sure if the Flyers or Avs are in on it.

Secondly, if they are, you don't know how long they have been in on it. You don't just wake up 3 days into free agency and go "Let's sign Kovalchuk".

Lastly, this isn't a matter of teams coming in with bigger nd better offers and continually one-uping each other. This is matter of, Kovy's stock not being as high as projected so other teams can stay in on the action. Point is, it's not getting much higher money wise and Lou can't offer him the most money anyways. Someone (aside from the Isles) has already upped the Devils for sure. Lou isn't gonna drop out because Kovy got a higher offer.

i haven't heard anything about Avs and Flyers.

Avs and Flyers

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Well if the Kings are out then I'd guess it's the Devils or the money, if the rumors going around are correct. I don't think the Devils can move much from whatever they're probably already offering and the money offers are already significantly higher.

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Well if the Kings are out then I'd guess it's the Devils or the money, if the rumors going around are correct. I don't think the Devils can move much from whatever they're probably already offering and the money offers are already significantly higher.

That's what I'm thinking; Kovy, like Hossa, has made a ton of money, he wants to win and get a healthy contract.

Say what you want about elite players (not directed at you 731) but not all of them go for the money.

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Just a quick question - why aren't the Rangers going after Kovy? They have plenty of cap space and an almost complete roster. Kovy is exactly the type of player they usually target, so what gives?

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Well, if the Kings can't meet his needs, then neither can the Devils. Like I said earlier in this thread, Ilya has set his bar so high that nobody can meet it. And that's not the type of player I want on my team. Not only can we not afford it, a player has to realize that the more money he takes for himself, the less the team has to for the talent around him. A player interested in maximizing money isn't interested in winning.

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if this is true it definitely increases our odds of keeping him, regarding the flyers and avs arent involved. but it makes sense cause the flyers asked gagne to wave his NTC

Adrian Dater of the Denver Post already confirmed via Twitter the Avs have ZERO interest in Kovy...

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