Thread: Speculation: Kovalchuk, how much is too much?
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05-15-2010, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by King Doughty8 View Post
How many Kovalchuk threads? Dumbest thing to do is sign him long-term, unless you do not want Simmonds, Schenn, and well basically our better prospects. 3 yrs is the most I will give him, as it is he is already considering going to KHL. What a risk that would be to waste our time on him...
He isn't going to the KHL. It wouldn't be all that difficult to fit him in as long as you move forward conservatively. He earns his paycheck anyway you slice it.

Originally Posted by Fatty View Post
I think because he's such a solid player he has more people at his doorstep asking him to join. He would be dumb to put on blinders and not consider KHL if they are offering him more.

I don't want to go any longer than 7 years with him. No more than 8.5 mil. But I would put incentives in there. He would get a base of say 7.5 mil and the rest when we gets so many points....also something to the effect of having a good plus minus so he doesn't turn into a defensive liability.
You can only put bonuses in ELC deals.


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