Bye, Bye Ilya Kovalchuk…Again?

May 27th, 2010 by Neil Grewal Leave a reply »
With so much speculation surrounding Ilya Kovalchuk and where he will decide to play this offseason, a obstacle has just appeared in the doorway.

Kovalchuk will be one of the most coveted free agents this offseason and will certainly command top dollar from whichever team decides to sign him.

But will he even stay in the NHL?

According to sportsnet, there have been offers from at least two KHL teams that will see the Russian sniper earn $30 million over three years. This offer far surpasses any offer that Kovalchuk would receive if he decided to stay in the NHL.

Of course, there have been reports that Kovalchuk turned down a deal that would have seen him make as much, if not more, than Alexander Ovechkin. Of course, if this was indeed offered by the Thrashers, Kovalchuk turned it down, which left team no other option but to trade the superstar.

The Kovalchuk experiment in New Jersey was a complete failure. Losing in the first round for the second straight year, the Devils face the more than certain possibility of seeing Kovalchuk walk. After seeing all that was given to acquire Kovalchuk, this could weaken the Devils team ...

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