Gauthier in New Jersey
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01-17-2012, 11:52 AM
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His contract is pretty ridiculous.
It is for a small market team, he will make 10 or 11 mil in each of the next 7 or 8 years but his cap hit at 6.667 is quite reasonable if he scores 40 goals a year. The money may be an issue for New Jersey, they don't exactly draw 20,000 a night.
You can keep Kovalchuk until he is 35 or 36 then if his cap hit is too big let him retire or go play KHL and he comes off the cap.
My biggest concern is that his style may not fit with a contender, he is a guy that's more concerned with scoring than winning, at least the way he plays.
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