I for one think so...I think KOVIGREED may be using the devils as a way for other teams to give him more...Honestly we have all known Lou..and Lou doesn't leak stuff out...All the BS that we have heard in the past weeks about 12yr deal 17 year deal by the Devils are probably Kovigreeds/Jaygreeds plan to make the Kings give him what he wants...I for one think Lou should just come out and say this:
By the way not my quote got it from a board but I thought it should be done:
Lou should NOT call Jay or Kovy but instead hold a press conference stating that they have made an offer and it's good only until 5:00 today at which time if not accepted they
...would pull the offer off the table. Unlike other teams, the New Jersey Devils will no
longer make any other offer to Mr.Kovalchuk. At that time we would wish him the best while we insure the fans of New Jersey that next year and years after will would do everything in our power to but the best team on the ice with or without Mr. Kovalchuk."
I think that Kovi knew where he wanted to go all along and just used the Devils to get what he wants out of the Kings....