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07-12-2013, 08:25 PM
T. Yoshi Muchakoopas
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Originally Posted by s7ark View Post
Kovalchuk isn't leaving for the money? So all those rumours of him getting 15M per season are bunk? Yes he left a lot of money on the table in north America. But it was so he could get even more money in Russia. He is 100% leaving for the money.
100% is an exaggeration.

He could have left, likely for more money, without restrictions when he was a UFA a few summers ago. They were throwing garbage trucks full of money at him, and he choose to sign in the NHL.

Safer bet is that it's a mixture of money, family and disillusionment with the New Jersey Devils.

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