Devils Ilya Kovalchuk Announces Retirement
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07-11-2013, 11:46 PM
Join Date: Dec 2012
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While it sucks for Devils to lose a player like Kovy I don't think it's that bad. He was owed something like 77 mill. Imagine paying a winger 11 mill per year especially when you are cash strapped like Devils are. They have to take a cap hit of 250K for next dozen years which is not much at all. Had Kovy pulled this stunt next year Devils cap hit would've been 3+ mill.
Money wise its a huge positive. Unfortunately that doesn't relate to the on ice effects this will have. I read this today:
THE STATS GUY @TH2NSTATSGUY 8h
Kovalchuk & Clarkson scored 27% of the Devils goals over the last 2 seasons.....now it's up to Clowe & Ryder.
Thats pretty big.
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