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Kovalchuk Resigning with New Jersey is Bad for Player and Team

Ilya Kovalchuk has just signed a new seventeen year deal to stay a New Jersey Devil for his foreseeable future.  The cap hit will be only $6 Million a season, but Kovalchuk and the Devils played the system by only really paying Kovalchuk what he wanted and deserves for the first ten years of the deal.  The final seven years were just meant to bring the cap hit down, by paying only $750,000.  I think the NHL needs to look at this problem with the cap because teams are exploiting this and nobody can blame them for it because if there is a loophole it is the general managers right and obligation to use it to the best advantage of the team...

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