This might be something this team cant recover from for a long time. This hurts so bad. This is going to be the most pathetic offensive team ever and there is nothing in the pipeline to fix it. Plus no first rounder next season. Ugh...
Unbelievably, had a Leafs fan contractor working on my yard today, got talking hockey and he said he figured Kovalchuk would be gone soon. Now boom. I gotta track that guy down for the ****ing lottery numbers.
What a bad way to go about this. If you're going to retire unexpectedly, at least have a press conference or a press release ready. Nobody is going to be on his side for as long as we're all left in the dark. I'm guessing he had a serious injury or something.
TSN article implies he wants to play in Russia and be closer to home and family, and his desire began when he played during the past lockout. He returned for the shortened season, but Luo was well aware of Kovalchuk's desire.
If my memory serves he has about $75M remaining, no?
he wasnt going to play until his early 40s anyways. st pete would have to offer him like 12m for the next 5-6 years to equal what the devils owe him. im pretty sure the russian khl stars wud be taxed less then he wud in jersey as well.