Rumor: Ilya Kovalchuk coming to USA to meet with NHL teams (unknown if he still signing with NYR)

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  1. Big Daddy Cane

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    Yes.

    Aho – Staal – Teravainen
    Kovalchuk – Lindholm – Svechnikov
    McGinn – Necas – Williams
    Martinook – Rask – Zykov
     
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    He should sing with Montreal so he can fulfill his childhood dream of being a true #1 center
     
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    They can afford him with JT, don't worry.

    Lee-JT-Bailey
    Ladd/Kovalchuk-Barzal-Eberle
    Ladd/Kovalchuk-Beauviller-Ho-Sang
    Prince-Cizikas-Clutterbuck

    oh boy :)
     
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    Man, Kovalchuk could sure instantly make a difference for Calgary

    Gaudreau-Bennett-Ferland
    Tkachuk-Jankowski-Kovalchuk
    Mangiapane-Backlund-Monahan
    Frolik-Shore-Versteeg

    He has played for the Atlanta Thrashers, New Jersey Devils, and SKA St. Petersberg.
     
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    Pretty sure Lee is a gonner for a top 4

    and Kovy would probably do better on the top line. not sure why people (not just you) are putting him on second line. A person that leads an entire professional league in scoring is a top 3 or is everyone saying that any KHL player is top 6 or below?

    contract - I think a 2-3 year..maybe 4 year max contract is fairly safe. He just turned 35.

    To put it into context..Marleau signed his contract at age 37. He will be 39 when the season starts and he's still pretty damn good. I personally think Kovy is better.

    I'm pretty sure he'll end up with the Islanders. Isles have roughly 32 million coming off the books and that is not including the cap increase to between 78-82 million which brings the potential cap free space up to 40 million.

    He's probably looking at LA because well, LA is a cool city to be a part of if you are a celeb and have money

    Florida and Dallas because of the great taxes

    Boston...I'm not sure? For the Lobster?
     
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    SantaClaus On espère pour Lafrenière

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    Hahahaha.... Oooops

    I ain't correcting it :laugh:
     
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    I hope Dallas is able to land him. We need scoring help and having another Russian mentor doesn’t hurt.
     
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    Think he goes to Vegas.
     
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    Hearing rumors that Boston will make a run for him to replace Rick Nash.
     
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    It is funny that some Devils fans are bringing out the "all about the money" argument when I said the same thing when he signed with NJ over LA in the first place but was given numerous reasons why that wasn't the case when, obviously, it was.

    Not knocking Kovalchuk for it either: the final NJ offer was for a lot more. Get paid while you can.
     
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    In the end, how can anyone blame someone for getting paid. He already walked away from a ton of money which he will probably regret at some future point in his life if not already.This could be the last contract he signs. Can’t blame a guy for not wanting to worry about money for the rest of his life.
     
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    As I said, I'm not trashing him for it. I thought LA had the brighter future over NJ when he chose to sign there, but the Kings weren't close to the Devils offer. He got to a SCF in NJ so, in hindsight, you can't trash the decision.
     
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    Agree with this 100%. A 2-3 year deal for 5 mill a year is what I see happening. Though some team may go overboard and give him 6 mill a year.
     
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    Monahan as 3rd line RW? What's that about?

    Not being a troll, this is a surprise to me.
     
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    Put Kovalchuk on the power play and hook it to my veins.
     
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    wait, you seriously are putting bennett with gaudreau, and demoting monahan to the third line? smh
     
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    I think San Jose will target Kovalchuk if they strike out on Tavares. They were linked to him last year when he was considering a return, and Peter DeBoer is very familiar with him. He also fits the type of player that San Jose needs.
     
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    Closest of these teams that actually have a shot of winning.

    Marchand Bergeron XXX
    XXX Krejci Pasta

    Give Kovi the choice of which of those spots he wants and fill in the other with DeBrusk, Donato, Bjork or Heinen. Regardless, with Backes also in the top 9 mix, really makes the Bruins more than a one line team.
     
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    Itl be Florida, all signs point to it now
     
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    I hope you’re right. What makes you think that? Because they signed the KHL Dman?
     
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    Like I've said all along, he's signing in Dallas. Jamie Benn just followed him on Instagram as further evidence. ;)
     
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    He does have a home here in Florida, And i guess his Wife spends a lot of time there. So Florida would make perfect sense i guess.
     
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