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06-21-2010, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by JTG32005 View Post
How much does Kovalchuk like money? Would he rather get paid or have stability? He could realistically sign a 5-6 year deal for 37.5-45 million and that would leave him at 32-33 years old with the opportunity if he keeps his standard of play up to sign one of those Hossa type deals.

It just doesn't make sense for him financially to sign a ridiculously long term deal. A Gaborik deal is what I see Kovalchuk doing.
I don't think he's as money hungry as people want to believe. If that was the case, he'd either have signed the $10M+/yr deal with Atlanta or he'd already be in Russia.

I do think he wants what comparable players are earning, though. Fair value, if you will.

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