Submitted by Russ_Cohen on Thu, 2013-07-11 16:00
This could turn out to be a long summer for New Jersey Devils fans. They lost their franchise player, a player who has cost them first round draft pick, fines ($3 million dollars initially) and now a cap penalty of $250k through 2024-25. He played 3 years out of the 15 he was contractually obligated for and now he forfeits roughly $77 million dollars but he stands to make a bundle of tax-free cash in the KHL.
Devils GM Lou Lamoriello had to answer a lot of questions today while Kovalchuk chose to send out the standard PR message that most fans can see through.
Submitted by Russ_Cohen on Tue, 2012-05-29 12:13
In 2001, the buzz around that NHL draft was caused by mainly two players, Jason Spezza and Ilya Kovalchuk. The Atlanta Thrashers decided to go with Kovalchuk with the first pick. He was the first Russian to get selected first overall in the history of the NHL. So he had a lot of pressure on him.
Submitted by Russ_Cohen on Sun, 2012-05-13 15:32
The only time the New York Rangers met the New Jersey Devils in the Eastern Conference Finals was 1994. Stephane Matteu turned out to be the Game 7, Double OT star, which was one of his six goals that he had in the playoffs that season. To pick out who will be the star of this series we might look once again in the direction of Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur (now 40) who played in that game or Henrik Lundqvist, Vezina nominee who was 12 when the Rangers last won a Stanley Cup.