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07-15-2013, 03:11 AM
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Originally Posted by plikestechno View Post
Kovalchuk gave the NHL 12 and probably the best years of his playing career. He owes the NHL nothing. I think the only thing left for him was winning a Stanley Cup and in his eyes it wasn't going to happen with the Devils. He didn't want to play for the Devils anymore, knew they wouldn't or couldn't trade him, so he just bailed. The Devils were probably hoping this would happen so they didn't make too much of a fuss about it on his way out. Katz would have been outside his window with a ghetto blaster in the rain if he pulled this on the Oilers.
If this happened to the Oilers, we would never hear the end of it.

"Kovalchuk leaves Edmonton for Siberia" etc.


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