NHL Rejects Kovalchuk Contract

NEWARK, NJ - JULY 20: Ilya Kovalchuk of the New Jersey Devils poses for photographs following the media opportunity announcing his contract renewal at the Prudential Center on July 20, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Word now is that Kovalchuk’s amazing $102 million dollar contract has been rejected by the NHL. No word yet on what the reasoning is, but most likely it’s based on the fact that the contract is a freaking joke. Anyway, I think it’s hilarious. Anyone think there’s a chance the Kings get back into it? Do we want him in LA now? Or is he stuck with NJ for a shorter (more reasonable) deal or KHL for the money?

Topics: Ilya Kovalchuk, Los Angeles Kings, New Jersey Devils

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  • Dominick

    After his comments following his signing,about LA,New Jersey can have him.I’ll bet with the renegotiate they’ll have to say goodby to Parise.Irony would be if LA gets him and he becomes the missing piece we’ve been waiting for.

  • http://www.theIEsolution.com Gavin Humes

    I’d be a happy camper if we ended up with Parise, and not only because of the sweet, sweet irony. That guy can play.

  • Dominick

    Ever since I read the bleacher report,after the season ended,where they talked about the Devils having to choose between the 2 because they can’t afford both,I’ve secretly coveted the guy more than Kovi.Kovi would have been exciting,but Parise is exactly what DL is looking for(player wise).I hope the Devils get Kovi.