If you were able to get out of yesterday without hearing the breaking news of the day then you must live under a rock and a pretty big rock at that. The big news of the day came when it was announced that New Jersey Devils forward, Ilya Kovalchuk had officially retired. His retirement comes when he still has 12 years and $77 million of guaranteed money left on his contract. After his retirement was announced, reports quickly surfaced that Kovalchuk would in fact be returning to Russia to play in the KHL and would be making approximately $20 million a year. So much for missing that 77 million.
- Remember back when the Kings were trying to lure Kovalchuk to Los Angeles? Thanks for not coming. (Rink Royalty)
- The Penguins should try to acquire Vladamir Tarasenko from the Blues. (Pens Labyrinth)
- Some ideas for naming the NHL’s new divisions. (Blackhawk Up)
- To back pedal a little, we are searching for Staff Writers here at Rink Royalty. Here is yesterday’s post about it. (Rink Royalty)
- Patrice Bergeron has agreed to an eight-year contract extension with the Bruins. (Causeway Crowd)
Highlight Of The Night
Kovalchuk is headed back to Russia where he can play in the KHL, be with his family and be involved in more figure skating routines.