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07-11-2013, 03:56 PM
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So, when NJ forfeits that 1st round pick....what happens to that pick?
29 picks in round one instead of 30, that's all.

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So, when NJ forfeits that 1st round pick....what happens to that pick?
Nothing, just gets passed over.

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Source tells Post that NHL will not attempt to prevent Kovalchuk from playing in KHL. NHL return would have to be approved by every team.

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07-11-2013, 03:59 PM
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i feel like i know the answer to this question but im going to ask it anyways lol...
since the devils are forfeiting their 2014 first round pick, does that make them ineligible for offer-sheeting any restricted free agent this summer at 3.3 million or above?

i know the rarity of offer sheets, but i figured i'd still ask now that the devils have a hole in their lineup and quite a bit more cap space now.

if they are not allowed to make an offer-sheet, i guess if the devils were really interested in a RFA they could just trade future picks or whatever to a team for the player's rights but i was just curious about their situation.

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Devils spent entire summer trying to re-sign Kovalchuk to contract that was legal instead of trying to sign Parise to a long-term extension.
Could've signed Parise, picked Kovalchuk and gave up picks.

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07-11-2013, 04:00 PM
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After careful consideration, I feel the only appropriate response is



Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha hahahahahahaha!





Wait, wait wait..... And the Devils forfeit their first round pick next season due to the Kovalchuk contract, which, without Kovalchuk is probably going to be pretty high?



Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha hahahahahahaha!

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07-11-2013, 04:01 PM
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No, they are not going to get any one this year to replace his talent. BUT, they will be able to sign a couple more free agents who could make their team deeper. Not this year, maybe next year. Lou is not a stupid gm. If it is how they said it played out, he has a plan unfortunately.

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If Devils had made the effort in 2010 to show Parise how important he was to organization, I still believe he would be a Devil right now
keeps getting better
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Can someone explain why the Devils have to give up picks? Just to restructure Kovy's contract it cost them a pick?

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RT @AlexandrZaytsev: Sport-Express is reporting that Kovalchuk will play for SKA in the KHL.
and it gets worse

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Can someone explain why the Devils have to give up picks? Just to restructure Kovy's contract it cost them a pick?
When they signed him 3/4 years ago (whatever it is), they circumvented the cap with their absolutely ridiculous contract. The NHL sanctioned them by forcing them to forfeit a 1st round pick in the next 4 years. They haven't done so these past 3 seasons, so they have to do it next year.

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Can someone explain why the Devils have to give up picks? Just to restructure Kovy's contract it cost them a pick?
Because the first contract they drew up was considered an illegal contract and got penalized for it. Then they went back and re drew one up that was legal. The penalty was from the first contract that was deemed cap circumventative.

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I feel like Parise would have left for Minny regardless... but all the "what ifs" must be a very bitter pill for Devils fans to swallow right now.

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Kovy was one of my favorite non-Rangers to watch. Sad to see him leave the league.

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Studiest thing iv heard since Aaron Hernandez .. Kovalchuk retiring !!! Is he out of his mind??? Something is fishy
What an idiot, comparing this to Aaron Hernandez.

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That's a load of garbage on Kovalchuk's part. Sign a big name contract, the organization goes to the moon and back for you, and you "retire" (a.k.a. go to Russia and play).

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Can someone explain why the Devils have to give up picks? Just to restructure Kovy's contract it cost them a pick?
Their punishment for cap circumvention was that they had to forfeit a 1st round pick. The joke was they could choose when to forfeit that pick, during any of the drafts from 2011-2014. Since they haven't forfeited a pick yet, by default they lose their 1st in 2014.

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Can someone explain why the Devils have to give up picks? Just to restructure Kovy's contract it cost them a pick?
Because they signed him to an ridiculous front loaded contract that was just too much for the league.

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Kovy was one of my favorite non-Rangers to watch. Sad to see him leave the league.



What an idiot, comparing this to Aaron Hernandez.
Studiest thing? Looks like Roenick had a few too many afternoon Blue Moons.

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Even if he makes more money there, living in st. petersburg is not the same as living near nyc.
No 9$ turkey wraps & the stink of urine during those summer garbage retrieval days? Good for him.

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SKA will announce Kovalchuk's signing tomorrow, per @plysenkov, wanted to do it today.

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SKA will announce Kovalchuk's signing tomorrow, per @plysenkov, wanted to do it today.
now a reason to watch KHL hockey.

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Studiest thing? Looks like Roenick had a few too many afternoon Blue Moons.
I missed that.

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