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08-08-2013, 11:16 AM
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It does make one wonder if the Devils financial problems played into Kovalchuk's retirement.
I think it played into Kovalchuk being able to "retire" to the KHL while under a valid NHL contract.
If the Devils didn't have the financial issues, they could have played hardball with Kovy and said he can really retire, but that means not playing pro hockey anywhere else.
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