Hey, Ilya Kovalchuk a great player – right up there with Crosby and Ovechkin.
His cap hit – $6 million in that crazy contract – is equal to Mike Cammalleri and $!,357,143 less than Scott Gomez.
And we’ll get to see Kovalchuk, live and on RDS, four times a season – plus playoffs … maybe.
• Pat Hickey (whom HIO has signed for 17 years) on The Decision
• Devils gamble on the short term – Eric Duhatschek
• Yvon Pedneault assesses the deal
• Down Goes Brown got a copy of the contract
In non-Kovy news, Blair Mackasey – a familiar face in the scouts’ section of the Bell Centre pressbox – has been named the Minnesota Wild’s director of player personnel. The Wild also extended the contract of Guy Lapointe, who’s their amateur scouting coordinator.