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07-11-2013, 04:38 PM
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Being a Kings fan (especially after beating The Devils in the SCF), this **** is straight off the hook entertaining unfolding of events.

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07-11-2013, 04:41 PM
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Some of you seem to want to make excuses for this guy. It seems like people have been making excuses for him for a long time. His plan was clear: Take all the money in that front loaded contract then bail out.

For those of you saying that's what anyone would do, do me a favor and stop speaking on my behalf. I would ABSOLUTELY not do anything like this. Sometimes your word and your honor is all you really have and in this department Kovalchuck is at a negative balance.

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Wasn't his wife drinking that LA Haterade too? Time to venture over to the Devils' board...
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07-11-2013, 04:54 PM
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Loophole Lou is at it again, heh.

I DO feel bad for a few Devils fans. There are some lurking here and elsewhere that are true, time-honored fans and knowledgeable about hockey in general.

The rest of them that were lording this signing over us and STILL think the only reason they lost in the finals was because Scuderi ate the shelf on the dashers...well, this is just gorgeous

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What about the Brian Lawton tweet?

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07-11-2013, 04:58 PM
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From what I'm reading, the only significant impact this will have on the Devils is losing a great winger. I guess the cap hit won't be much of anything? They still lose their 1st, but that was going to happen Kovy or no Kovy.

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07-11-2013, 04:59 PM
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From what I'm reading, the only significant impact this will have on the Devils is losing a great winger. I guess the cap hit won't be much of anything? They still lose their 1st, but that was going to happen Kovy or no Kovy.
They just went from MAYBE slipping in to the playoffs to throwing their name in to the draft lottery.

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07-11-2013, 05:00 PM
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They just went from MAYBE slipping in to the playoffs to throwing their name in to the draft lottery.
I guess that depends on what Lou does with the extra money. Doesn't look good for them though.

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07-11-2013, 05:03 PM
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The Devils are a sneaky bunch. Watch them make the playoffs.

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07-11-2013, 05:09 PM
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A teams superstar just quit on them, and did it a week after free agency so they can't even try to replace him without giving up assets. That's a total ***** move by Kovy

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07-11-2013, 05:12 PM
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Puck Daddy reports he'll earn $20M per year in St. Petersburg. Not a difficult decision.

[Edit]Check that. PD reports some other dude speculates Kovalchuk could earn $15-20 MM per year. Still an easy decision.

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07-11-2013, 05:16 PM
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I guess that depends on what Lou does with the extra money. Doesn't look good for them though.
If he can acquire Vanek and not lose Larsson, then they have a chance. But there's really not much out there.

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07-11-2013, 05:17 PM
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Some of you seem to want to make excuses for this guy. It seems like people have been making excuses for him for a long time. His plan was clear: Take all the money in that front loaded contract then bail out.

For those of you saying that's what anyone would do, do me a favor and stop speaking on my behalf. I would ABSOLUTELY not do anything like this. Sometimes your word and your honor is all you really have and in this department Kovalchuck is at a negative balance.
Exactly. Except that's not at all what happened, if you look at the contract. He was just getting to the juicy part of the contract. Let's not forget that part.

LENGTH: 15 YEAR(S) VALUE: $100,000,000 TYPE: STANDARD EXPIRY STATUS: UFA SOURCE: CapGeek
SEASON AHL SALARY NHL SALARY P. BONUSES S. BONUS CAP HIT
2010-11 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $0 $0 $6,666,667
2011-12 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $0 $0 $6,666,667
2012-13 $11,000,000 $11,000,000(prorated for 48games) $0 $0 $6,666,667
2013-14 $11,300,000 $11,300,000 $0 $0 $6,666,667
2014-15 $11,300,000 $11,300,000 $0 $0 $6,666,667
2015-16 $11,600,000 $11,600,000 $0 $0 $6,666,667
2016-17 $11,800,000 $11,800,000 $0 $0 $6,666,667
2017-18 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $0 $0 $6,666,667
2018-19 $7,000,000 $7,000,000 $0 $0 $6,666,667
2019-20 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $0 $0 $6,666,667
2020-21 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $0 $0 $6,666,667
2021-22 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $0 $0 $6,666,667
2022-23 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $0 $0 $6,666,667
2023-24 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $0 $0 $6,666,667
2024-25 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $0 $0 $6,666,667

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07-11-2013, 05:21 PM
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His agent must be pissed off!

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07-11-2013, 05:24 PM
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His agent must be pissed off!
Good. **** that guy for messing with us too

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07-11-2013, 05:25 PM
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Exactly. Except that's not at all what happened, if you look at the contract. He was just getting to the juicy part of the contract. Let's not forget that part.

LENGTH: 15 YEAR(S) VALUE: $100,000,000 TYPE: STANDARD EXPIRY STATUS: UFA SOURCE: CapGeek
SEASON AHL SALARY NHL SALARY P. BONUSES S. BONUS CAP HIT
2010-11 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $0 $0 $6,666,667
2011-12 $6,000,000 $6,000,000 $0 $0 $6,666,667
2012-13 $11,000,000 $11,000,000(prorated for 48games) $0 $0 $6,666,667
2013-14 $11,300,000 $11,300,000 $0 $0 $6,666,667
2014-15 $11,300,000 $11,300,000 $0 $0 $6,666,667
2015-16 $11,600,000 $11,600,000 $0 $0 $6,666,667
2016-17 $11,800,000 $11,800,000 $0 $0 $6,666,667
2017-18 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $0 $0 $6,666,667
2018-19 $7,000,000 $7,000,000 $0 $0 $6,666,667
2019-20 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $0 $0 $6,666,667
2020-21 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $0 $0 $6,666,667
2021-22 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $0 $0 $6,666,667
2022-23 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $0 $0 $6,666,667
2023-24 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $0 $0 $6,666,667
2024-25 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 $0 $0 $6,666,667
I'll revise:Took all that money in the front loaded contract and bailed before he was bought out.

Whatever. Not a fan. Glad he's out of the league.

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07-11-2013, 05:27 PM
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Devils (and Kovalpuke) got off relatively light.


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07-11-2013, 05:31 PM
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Good. **** that guy for messing with us too
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Puck Daddy reports he'll earn $20M per year in St. Petersburg. Not a difficult decision.

[Edit]Check that. PD reports some other dude speculates Kovalchuk could earn $15-20 MM per year. Still an easy decision.
How much money does that guy need? Jesus christ.

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I'll revise:Took all that money in the front loaded contract and bailed before he was bought out.

Whatever. Not a fan. Glad he's out of the league.
Don't care if you are fan or not but he was in the prime money making years is my point. In fact in 2 of the 3 seasons he made LESS than his already low cap hit was. In all he made less 20 million on a deal that was worth 100 million dollars. That's not taking the money and running. If he had done this after 16-17 to 19-20 then I could see that argument.

However he is probably getting better paid in KHL. That can be argument he follows the money, but again would you not do the same? Are you so attached to your particular work place that you take way less money?

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Loophole Lou will still try and find a way to get his lost 1st round pick back.

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Man the Devils board is pure magic right now.
Our fan base would be the same, so it's hard to laugh at them.

Kovalchuk is a punk. Plain and simple. You don't sign a contract and then announce "retirement" a few years later and then go play in the KHL. I shake my head at him and what he did to the Devils franchise. A respectable player doesn't do that.

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