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JV writes...

Leafs need 3!

Posted Friday | Comments 0
WIth the ride of the uneventful trade deadline now more than a week over, Leaf fans have gotten a glimpse of their "new look" team. A 3-1-1 record without Ponikarovsky and Stempniak in the line up is a step in the right direction- but a baby one at best. The Leafs managed to clear out some players who were part of or did nothing to change around the losing culture that ha...
Eklund recently posted his list of top 40 UFA's and where they could possibly go. Number one is clearly Ilya Kovalchuck. The question is...where will he go? Eklund says that right now the top 5 choices might be Ana, NYI, NJ, Tor, LA. Here are my thoughts on Ilya on each team. [b]Anaheim: [/b]: This option really threw me off. With the type of team that the Ducks hav...
Here is a list of the top free-agent forwards and where I think they will go: Ilya Kovalchuck: LA Kings Ray Whitney: Colorado Saku Koivu: Ducks (re-sign) Matt Cullen: Toronto Maple Leafs Paul Kariya: Ducks (what a reunion) Colby Armstrong: Toronto Maple Leafs Chris Higgins: New York Islanders Mike Modano: Minnesota Wild Alexander Frolov: New York Islanders Olli...
jsiha writes...

On Kovi free agency

Posted Saturday | Comments 1
Who: Martin Brodeur From July 09,2010 Martin Brodeur has never been an unrestricted free agent, but the Devils' goaltender thinks he knows what Ilya Kovalchuk is going through. Like Devils management and most fans, he is anxious to hear Kovalchuk's decision about where he will play next season. 24 0 8Share "I'm sure Kovy is not feeling good about what is goi...
jsiha writes...

KOVI IN LA

Posted Sunday | Comments 0
From The NHL Network Kovalchuk visiting L.A. 07.11.10 /7:40 PM ET Ilya Kovalchuk is on his way Los Angeles, although he isn't a member of the Kings just yet. According to TSN and the NHL Network's Darren Dreger, the unrestricted free agent is visiting Southern California for some face-to-face negotiations with Kings GM Dean Lombardi. Rumors are also swirling that...
jsiha writes...

KOVI SAGA GOES ON

Posted Monday | Comments 0
Article from LA Times By Derrick Lightfoot The World Cup is over, and I'm not that big into baseball, so the only thing I can cling to sports wise right now is the Kovalchuk saga—but it's safe to say most want this story to end (the New York Post even reported a Canadian national TV outlet has proposed a LeBron-esque one-hour special as to where he will play, but thi...
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 jus...
Source NJ.com Nothing new on the Ilya Kovalchuk front, says Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello. "Everything is the same as it was the last three or four days," Lamoriello claimed. "Nothing changed. I don't have anything to add to that." 32 0 4Share Actually, the Los Angeles Kings might be moving closer to signing the left winger. According to the Los Ange...
After weeks of back and forth a lot of Devils fans are ready to put Kovalchuck back on the shelf and walk to the next item for sale. Not only have the devils fans been patient with the 27-yr old winger but have shown Kovigreed that they would like for him to remain part of the Devils organization. But after 2 weeks of 12 yr deals, 17yr deals, 6 yr deals and the Kings ...
Mike Morreale NHL.com NEWARK -- New Jersey Devils forward Patrik Elias knows the stress that comes as an unrestricted free agent. To that end, he understands what Ilya Kovalchuk has been going through. Then again, he never thought a decision would take this long. Kovalchuk, of course, is still unsure where he'll be playing in 2010-11, although the Devils and Los A...
Another day has passed with lots of speculation but no official word about where Ilya Kovalchuk (pictured at left) will end up or when he will decide where he will play next season. Thursday will mark the two-week point since the start of free agency and 10 days since Kovalchuk's agent, Jay Grossman, last made a public comment. Grossman said July 5 that the high-scoring...
Source: http://www.nfl-2010.com/ In what seems very unorthothodox to most people who have followed the New Jersey Devils, GM Lou Lamoriello has remained emphatic that the Devils are still “in the mix” to sign LW Ilya Kovalchuk to a free agent deal. While it seems more and more apparent to all that Kovalchuk likely wants to be a King, it still hasn’t happened tw...
By Greg Wyshynski source: Yahoo Sports CBC's Elliotte Friedman wrote his final "30 Thoughts" column of the summer today (a temporary loss for all hockey fans, to be sure) and focused on Ilya Kovalchuk's(notes) continued lingering on the free-agent market. It included this interesting bit of scuttlebutt about his demands: A couple teams called about shorter-ter...
source MSG By: StanFischler The poet Robert Browning once wrote something akin to, "Your reach should exceed your grasp; or what's a Heaven for?" In terms of the New Jersey Devils, boss Lou Lamoriello certainly has reached out to Ilya Kovalchuk. Nobody knows the true details, but you can assume that the contract offer was -- is! -- long and fat. Just 10 day...
what happen??? we went from very near to this... The Kings reportedly have been solving differences with Kovalchuk, while one source said the Kings believed they had a 50-50 chance of signing the 27-year-old.
source nj.com The signing of Ilya Kovalchuk isn't the last big move for the Devils this summer. Now general manager Lou Lamoriello has to find a way to fit the left winger's salary under the cap. And that may not be easy without making some significant trades. 20 1 0Share "It looks like they're going to be over the cap, so (roster moves) that's the only thing t...
source nj.com The best news John MacLean received this summer was getting hired to coach the Devils. However, the signing of Ilya Kovalchuk today ranks a close second. "I have a smile on my face," MacLean said. Now it will be MacLean's job to fit a talented individual into the Devils' team concept. "We all know that, even looking at him on another team, that...
Source: nj.com Much of the hockey world wonders if the decision to break the bank for unrestricted free agent Ilya Kovalchuk was general manager Lou Lamoriello's move or if owner Jeff Vanderbeek stepped in. It is, after all, an uncharacteristic signing by the Devils. Nevertheless, veteran forward Dainius Zubrus said he wasn't surprised by what is believed to be ...
jsiha writes...

What might happen next?????

Posted Monday | Comments 0
We all know that the nightmare is finally over... Now what??? who will go??? My top Three: Rolston (Please Please Please) Zubrus Salvador What might happen with trades....just a theory.... Rolston and Zubrus or salvador to LA for frolov Rolston and Zubrus or salvador for Kaberle
jsiha writes...

Who Will Go???

Posted Tuesday | Comments 0
Veteran forward Brian Rolston could be one of the bodies on the move -- he has two years left on his deal at $5 million per season, and his cap hit this coming season is $5.062 million. "It looks like they're going to be over the cap, so (roster moves) that's the only thing that makes sense," Rolston said to NJ.com on Monday afternoon. "I don't know what my involvement ...
Source: www.inlouwetrust.com by John Fischer Apologies for the clumsy headline, but one of the big issues that the Ilya Kovalchuk re-signing raises is the salary cap. Assuming the initial reports are true, and I'm using this post from Tom Gulitti as reference, Kovalchuk's contract will be $102 million over 17 years, or a $6 million/year cap hit. As a result, the...
If 17 years seems like an odd number, consider that Kovalchuk wears No. 17 in honor of legendary Russian left winger Valeri Kharlamov. He never met Kharlamov, who died in a 1981 car crash at age 33. Kovalchuck: "He was my dad's favorite," Kovalchuk told me. "I never saw him play live, but I have a lot of videotapes at home. My dad and I would watch tapes of his games...
source nj.com After the Devils resolve the current contract situation with Ilya Kovalchuk, they can turn their attention toward locking up their other young superstar: Zach Parise. Parise, who recorded 38 goals and 82 points last season, is entering the final year of a four-year, $12.5 million pact he signed in 2007. The Devils’ first-round draft pick in 2003, Pari...
Source NJ.com His critics have sometimes called him "Loophole Lou," but Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello may have lost that nickname now that the NHL has rejected the team's 17-year, $102 million contract with Ilya Kovalchuk. Lamoriello's biggest mid-summer problems should have been his efforts to complete a trade or two in order to shed some salary, thereby ena...
Ilya Kovalchuk’s 17-year, $102 million contract was rejected by the NHL late last night because it “circumvented the league’s salary cap.” Here are a pair of similar contracts that were signed last season. The NHL investigated each contract, before eventually approving both. The league cited that it could not prove that the contracts were not agreed to upon in g...
The National Hockey League Players' Association has issued a statement in light of last night's rejection of Ilya Kovalchuk's contract with the Devils by the NHL. Per NHLPA spokesman Jonathan Weatherdon: "The NHLPA is currently analyzing the basis upon which the NHLrejected the contract between the New Jersey Devils and Ilya Kovalchuk.We are evaluating the options avai...
source: NHL.com New Jersey Devils President and General Manager Lou Lamoriello issued the following statement Wednesday in response to the National Hockey League's rejection of the team's contract with Ilya Kovalchuk: "We are extremely disappointed that the NHL has decided to reject the contract of Ilya Kovalchuk. The contract complies with the terms of the Collecti...
Source Vancover Sun: VANCOUVER — The National Hockey League is clearly trying to draw a line in the sand, but may not have a legal leg to stand on in its rejection of Ilya Kovalchuk's 17-year, $102-million US contract with the New Jersey Devils, one prominent agent said Wednesday. J.P. Barry of CAA Sports, whose large roster of clients includes Vancouver Canuck...
Lou Lamoriello was not anxious to discuss the NHL's decision to reject the 17-year, $102 million contract signed by Ilya Kovalchuk. But when contacted Wednesday night, the Devils general manager seemed to suggest the team is not currently reworking the contract but waiting for help from the NHL Players' Association. "We just have to wait for the process right now w...
jsiha writes...

NHL might have picked wrong fight

Posted Thursday | Comments 2
Source: Fox Sports n Tuesday afternoon, the New Jersey Devils held a press conference to officially announce the signing of Russian forward Ilya Kovalchuk to a mammoth 17-year, $102 million contract. And just a few hours later, word leaked out that the National Hockey League had rejected the contract on the grounds that it was designed to circumvent the salary cap. B...
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jsiha writes...

The Kovi Saga

Posted Sunday | Comments 0
It’s no new news that the NHL rejected the seventeen-year $102 million contract the New Jersey Devils awarded superstar left wing Ilya Kovalchuk, due to allegations that it doesn’t comply with the current collective bargaining agreement and a high amount of skepticism that Kovalchuk won’t be playing until he’s forty-four, which is how old he’ll be when the deal e...
Source NYpost First, know this about Gary Bettman and his capricious prosecution of circumvention against the Devils and Ilya Kovalchuk -- it's personal with the commissioner, the way it was personal when he and the Board of Governors canceled a season in order to get rid of Bob Goodenow. It's personal because Bettman had been telling NHL general managers for months ...
Source NJ.com The NHL Players' Association likely will file a grievance today on behalf of Ilya Kovalchuk, whose 17-year, $102 million contract was rejected by the league. The union has until 5 p.m. to file the grievance or the Russian left winger will once again become an unrestricted free agent. Kovalchuk, 27, signed the longest contract in NHL history but the...
Source NJ.com Are NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello now at war? Considering that Lamoriello has been a key figure in Bettman's past labor battles against the players, such a war seemed unlikely not too long ago. But the Devils' decision to hold a press conference last Tuesday announcing the signing of a 17-year, $102 milli...
Decision on Kovalchuk is expected to be made as early as next week. Process of choosing arbitrator started last night and will cont today. more as i get it
When the NHL Players’ Association filed a grievance Monday to dispute the NHL’s rejection of Ilya Kovalchuk’s 17-year, $102 million contract with the New Jersey Devils, it ran the risk of having an arbitrator restructure the contract if he or she sides with the NHL in the matter. One source close to the situation told THN.com that one of the possibilities would be...
Sportsnet has learned that an arbitrator has been agreed upon by the NHL/PA for the Ilya Kovalchuk case. The hearing is expected to start as soon as next week, with a decision to come by the end of the week. Kovalchuk had signed a US$102 million, 17-year contract with the New Jersey Devils earlier in the month. But the NHL felt the Devils went too far in giving...
jsiha writes...

Kovalchuck Hearing?????

Posted Friday | Comments 0
Hearing from source that: Source Fire And ICe Kovalchuk planned to return to Russia to begin working out with his trainer there to get ready for the season. so it’s possible he won’t be at his hearing. Also in the mix: Source Fire And Ice There was also speculation that a representative of the Los Angeles Kings, who had lengthy discussions with Kovalchuk bef...
The arbitrator - Richard Bloch - is a New Jersey native and finished high school in NJ. I don't think that the arbitrator will be biased but we could get an idea that Bloch will lean toward NJ because he was born here, and because no one could do anything about it! No one is allowed to go against his decisions.
Source NJ.com An independent ruling on whether Ilya Kovalchuk's 17-year, $102 million contract with the Devils is valid will be made late next week now that the NHL Players' Association and the league have agreed on an arbitrator to hear the grievance filed by the union. Two NHL sources, neither with the authority to speak about the arbitrator or scheduled hearing, c...
source nj.com Ilya Kovalchuk has delayed a trip home to Russia in order to be present during the hearing at which the NHL and NHLPA will argue the validity of his 17-year, $102-million contract signed last month with the Devils. The hearing will be held in Boston on Wednesday and Thursday, according to northjersey.com. Kovalchuk's presence increases the likelihood th...
jsiha writes...

D day for Kovi and the Devils

Posted Wednesday | Comments 2
[img]http://chievo.theoffside.com/files/2009/05/gabble2.jpg[/img] Okay now im hearing the decision will come Monday...Ahhhhhhhh!!!!...come on... Some facts on Bloch: *experienced in both public and private sector labor arbitration and mediation *has been involved with the Devils before *He ruled that Scott Gomez deserved $5 million for the 2006-07 season *Blo...
I'm going to take a little break from the Flames for a day, unless this becomes a trade day, and take a look at some of the issues going on right now. Have you ever bought a lotto ticket and wondered what would happen if you washed it or something and it won? Or if you answered the skill question wrong and they pulled the plug on your ticket? Have you wondered how despe...
I thought this one one would be a great for Hockeybuzz...I was reading nj.com and saw this post by a fellow devils fan..mmmmmm.....I for one dont believe it..but i thought id share... Source NJ.com NJ.com Devils fan ****** has cooked up an interesting conspiracy theory that couldn't possibly be true, could it? This may soound strange, but I think this is a set...
The arbitration decision over Ilya Kovalchuk's monster contract with the New Jersey Devils will be announced Monday, as expected. It would have been surprising if arbitrator Richard Bloch made his decision public over the weekend but there was a chance, however slim, that it could have come. Now we're left holding our breath for another day. Bloch must deliver his ru...
Okay first off, The NHL and the NHLPA both missed the PR boat by not getting the Kovalchuk thing done on TV. They could have has live streaming of who gets to be the arbitrator between Judge Joe Brown and Judge Judy, then they could have had a fan vote and a reality TV program. A show that follows Kovalchuk's wife on a shopping spree when the credit card gets declined, Kov...
As already reported “Soviet Sport”, on Tuesday an independent arbitrator found 17-year contract Ilya Kovalchuk with the “New Jersey” at 102 million dollars in illegitimate because of attempts to circumvent the collective agreement.. And the striker once again became a free agent. А So, again, a chance that Kovalchuk will continue career in Russia. В пите...
jsiha writes...

HEATS ON!!!!

Posted Thursday | Comments 0
Source: NYPOST By MARK EVERSON Last Updated: 5:18 AM, August 12, 2010 Posted: 4:28 AM, August 12, 2010 It's really what late Devils owner John McMullen meant when he said "You don't want 50-goal scorers. Then you have to pay them." The update is you have a huge cap hit. It was a nice try, elegant even, and the Devils' attempt to keep Ilya Kovalchuk's cap hit...
jsiha writes...

Today might be the day

Posted Monday | Comments 4
A lot of chatter on the net...Today might be the day for Kovi's new contract..Now im not saying it will be, just sharing what im hearing... by the end of the work day on monday. so anywhere around 5-7pm
More contract rumors are coming up now...the latest 90 million over 10-13 years... can't confirm just yet
[url]http://www.online-translator.com/site_Translation.aspx?direction=re&from=adv&template=General&autotranslate=on&transliterate=on&flw=1&showvariants=&viewModeSelected=result&sourceURL=http://news.sport-express.ru/2010-08-16/381424[/url] Ilja Kovalchuk continues to prepare for a season in Moscow while behind ocean the question concerning its future contract is solved...
jsiha writes...

Contract submitted???

Posted Tuesday | Comments 16
Okay here is the latest... Rumor has it that Lou has submitted a new contract to the NHL its supposdley over 10 years im guessing 13 or 14 max...still trying to confirm
Another day with no news..Actually today was a pretty quite day..... Lets go down the list: Rumor that news will come out tomorow about Kovi's new contract... [b]Thats anyone one guess right now like I said everything has been quite on the front.[/b] I was asked about the Devils getting fines by the NHL.. I don't believe that the NHL will fine the Devils...t...
Source NHL.com Article By: Mike G. Morreale What happens when a team expected to make some noise in the Stanley Cup Playoffs instead goes quietly in a third consecutive opening-round upset? Well, for starters, it's time to buck the trend. That's precisely what Devils owners Jeff Vanderbeek and Mike Gilfillan and General Manager Lou Lamoriello thought they had don...
Source: Adam Rotter site: http://www.snyrangersblog.com According to Tom Gulitti of the Record, the Devils and Ilya Kovalchuk are “status quo” on a new contract but the Devils are still actively trying to re-sign him. Kovalchuk’s 17 year deal worth $102 million was ruled invalid by the NHL. ….At some point, the two sides will come to terms on a deal. Kov...
Dmitry Chesnokov of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Ilya Kovalchuk’s Russian agent has received no indication that Kovalchuk will even consider the KHL. As a Devils fan that is good news as that shows that he is committed to playing in the NHL and would like to sign in New Jersey.
jsiha writes...

Elias on the Move???

Posted Friday | Comments 1
Okay now the rumors are coming out listen to this one Former #Devils fitness coach Vladimir Bure told SovSport he thinks the #NJD will move Elias to make room for Kovalchuk. Source twitter http://twitter.com/dchesnokov/status/21695062255 Wow if this is true ill be really shocked..I for one dont believe this one for a minute... On the Kovi rumor about the Dev...
jsiha writes...

ELIAS TO THE ATLANTA TRASHERS????

Posted Saturday | Comments 1
Source : www.hockeytracker.net ESPN is reporting that the Devils are placing Patrick Elias on the trading block. It is going to be extremely difficult to move the player due to his monstrous contract and the no movement clause attached to it. Sources as of now indicate that the club has not yet asked the player to waive his NMC, so he would still have to approve a pos...
Great article we found on the thought we'd share.... Source: http://thehockeywriters.com Amidst Silence, Questions Surround Devils in Wake of Kovalchuk Saga Welcome to The Hockey Writers (THW), one of the most popular hockey sites around. Featuring behind the scenes information, player profiles, draft guides and much more. To stay right on top of our Best Storie...
Some sources are stating that: Brian Burke Testified Against Ilya Kovalchuk Contract??? Statement by Columnists / Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun
There hasn’t been a lot of change on this front. Kovalchuk remains an UFA and the New Jersey Devils are still hoping to work out a contract with him. He also supposedly talked to the KHL, but it doesn’t look like he is headed over there. Devils General Manager Lou Lamoriello is not commenting on the situation until a deal is reached. The End of Elias? The ...
jsiha writes...

Today could be the Day!!!

Posted Monday | Comments 0
Just in from a very reliable source on twitter : Dmitry Chesnokov As I know, at Monday-Tuesday (Monday most likely) Ilya Kovalchuk will sign the new contract with NJ. URL: http://twitter.com/dchesnokov
Reports out of Russia say Iyla Kovalchuk and the New Jersey Devils will announce a new contract as early as today.
Framework of deal between Kovalchuk, Devils believed to be finalized. Some in the know hinting deal will be 12-13 yrs in range of $84-$91MM
RT @EJHradek_ESPN: NJ owner Jeff Vanderbeek, Lou Lamoriello and Kovalchuk's agent Jay Grossman met with NHL execs at NY office today. Hmmm?
Contract said to be 13 years 91 million [url]http://www.news12.com/articleDetail.jsp?articleId=228129&position=1&news_type=news[/url]
jsiha writes...

Bryce Salvador to Stars...

Posted Tuesday | Comments 1
Source NYPOST A source said Lamoriello is working hard at dealing worthy defenseman Bryce Salvador, who would be an important member of the team if his lack of a no-trade clause, coupled with his $2.9 million salary, did not make him a target to be moved to gain cap space. Another source suggested the Stars as a likely destination for Salvador.
jsiha writes...

NHL 2 Devils 0.....

Posted Wednesday | Comments 11
Well it looks like the NHL is at it again. Frame work for the new Kovalchuck contract was rejected. It looks like that any contract over 10 years will be a no go in the NHL now. Details of the new contract haven't been released yet. And really this isn't about the Devils and Kovalchuck anymore...I quote dchesnokov via twitter "My personal opinion is that Bloch's rulin...
Source Fire & Ice The Devils and Ilya Kovalchuk’s agent, Jay Grossman, are back at work trying to find a contract structure that is acceptable to them and to the NHL after the league rejected their most recent proposal—made Monday at the league’s Manhattan office. When I reached him this morning, Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello continued his stance o...
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman denied reports that the NHL rejected a second attempt by the New Jersey Devils to bring star winger Ilya Kovalchuk under contract. Kovalchuk Kovalchuk The New York Post reported Wednesday that the league rejected a second proposal from the Devils and Kovalchuk's representatives. "In order for a contract to be rejected, there would ha...
Dmitry Chesnokov reported about 36 minutes ago via twitter: Nothing new to report, unfortunately, on the Kovalchuk-KHL developments. KHL is still offering 1-3 year contract. It seems unlikely that Kovalchuck will take a 3 year deal in Russia hes looking for long term
jsiha writes...

Could this be finalyy over???

Posted Friday | Comments 2
Just a few hours ago the Net blow up with tweets of the devils submitting a new contract to the NHL: dchesnokov The latest (last?) Kovalchuk proposal was submitted to the League a couple of hours ago. Now rumors have it that the NHL has approved the contract. Contract is said to be 15 years 100 million. Also note: The NHL stated earlier today that the con...
Source NYPOST It's difficult to fathom, but rumors are floating that Travis Zajac may be among the players the Devils will eventually sacrifice to get under the salary cap if Ilya Kovalchuk's $100 million, 15-year contract is approved by the NHL. Conventional wisdom suggests Bryce Salvador ($2.9 million) and Dainius Zubrus ($3.4 million) are the obvious candidates to...
This is a pretty funny article about the entire Kovi saga... Source: http://intenttoblow.com/?p=956 The National Hockey League at long last approved a 15-year contract that would send Ilya Kovalchuk to the New Jersey Devils Monday, only to have Kovalchuk retire immediately afterwards at the age of 42. “It was really exciting to hear we had finally gotten it done...
This piece from one of our admins on our NJ Devils Blog on Facebook...If your on facebook and are a Devils fan you should follow us. The NHL has proven this summer that they want to stand up for their rules. And they have proven that no matter how poorly the expected publicity paints league officials and the NHL, in their minds any publicity is good publicity. Howe...
All around the I see passionate Devil fans being called "Cry Babies"...Really well lets get one thing straight, were not crying here were just frustated with theis entire process...we are trying to sign one of the top scores in the NHL while trying to make moves to fit his new contract. Also we have to worry about our star player Zach next year....So I don't think the outc...
jsiha writes...

Here we go again!!!

Posted Friday | Comments 2
Update Via Twitter: TSN's DarrenDreger Good discussions Thurs between NHL and PA, but no settlement. Kovy deal is tied to this, so postponement today seems likely at this point. Were seeing that more than likely another extension will be announced today. We would be really shocked if the NHL actually has a decision today on the Kovalchuck contract....
Well it looks like from sources around the net that the NHL will probably once again extend the deadline. Why? who knows.. The NHL knows if they reject the contract this time around and it goes before an arbitrator the Devils have a good chance on winning the case. The NHL is running out of time...and they know the Devils and Kovalchuck are too..so why not drag it out a...
jsiha writes...

Kovalchuck Update

Posted Friday | Comments 2
Well its 1:30PM and yet no word on the Kovalchuck Decision. No surprise here...but we have found out that the NHLPA began preparing grievance for Kovy II on Tuesday in case NHL did reject contract.....The question is will the NHL come out on top this time... And the story continues.....
DevilsFanatics writes...

Opening Post

Posted Thursday | Comments 0
At the dawn of yet another preseason of Devils hockey, the Devils look to improve upon an injury riddled lockout shortened season. With both additions and subtractions at key positions predicting the success of the Devils will prove to be enigmatic. The big loss of the offseason is clearly Kovalchuck, while his goal scoring will be missed the Devils added a ton of depth an...
Recently, there has been many rumors that Kovalchuck will be returning to the NHL next season. The Devils GM Ray Shero has mentioned numerous times that he will make the best decision possible for the Devils to benefit from this situation. San Jose, Toronto, and St Louis are the most desired locations deemed by Kovalchuck. If Kovalchuck decides to stay in New Jersey this...

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