Rumor: Ilya Kovalchuk signing with NYR

Discussion in 'Trade Rumors and Free Agent Talk' started by jasonfilatov, Apr 9, 2018.

  1. DVision44

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    You can go by that (keeping in mind players rarely bad mouth other players in the media) or you can go by the fact he was benched as a Devil for an “undisclosed” reason and benched and stripped of his captaincy by SKA...
     
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    if he's chasing the Cup by signing with the Rangers he's gonna have a bad time.

    The Rangers at *at least* 15 years from being a contender again.
     
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    This is sarcasm, right? There is not a team in the league that is 15 years from being a contender.
     
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    It's not like they lost to Ottawa. Twice.
     
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    If those injuries persisted in the KHL I would be worried, but none of it to report lately.
     
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    I don't know how old you are, but as someone who is older than Kovalchuk I can tell you there is even a huge difference in how you see it when you are young and having your first kid and as a 35+ father of 4.
     
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    I think he was #1 in scoring in the KHL at 35.
    53 games, 31G, 32A, 63Pts

    Should that equate to 50+ pts in the NHL?
     
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    The NYR put Berezgalov on unconditional waivers yesterday for the purpose of terminating his contract.
     
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    He's chasing money, as I have stated earlier.
     
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    Ehhhh...he had a minor back problem two-ish years ago, but it hasn't been a huge issue.
     
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    I guess by "Triple Gold" he meant his 3rd overpriced contract. Either way, good for him and NYR if it's true.
     
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    Hahaha
     
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    Well I thaught they was doing it right but then rumor about signing a mid 30’s winger seems like they are going back to their old ways.
     
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    I believe Kovy and Hank are the only players that will be in that age bracket, if Kovy signs here. So not much like the old days at all. The Rangers have no winger depth and kovy will come off the books by the time the rangers are in full compete mode if they're not there yet.
     
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    Has this been confirmed?
     
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    I think it was McKenzie who recently said Rangers will push for Tavares and try and trade for Karlsson
    Total Ranger thing to do but hypothetically
    Kovy-Tavares-Chytil
    Kreider-Zib-Buch
    Andersson-Hayes-Zucc
    Spooner-Namestnikov-Fast
    Skjei-Karlsson
    Deangelo-Shatty ?
    Staal-Pionk
    Hank
    Georgiev
    Obviously and realistically this will not happen but it’s nice to dream
    Also those defense pairs are very off they should change based on chemistry. Deangelo-Shatty wouldn’t work because they’re the same mold
     
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    Hopeful that NYR think they can slap a band-aid on their roster and be ok. That mind-set will set their rebuild back another 2-3 years. One less team to worry about.
     
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    If NYR sign Kovy, they’re the new old Leafs.
     
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    It can’t be. He is devils property until July 1
     
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    Ew, and he gets older.
     
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    Sorry July 1.... not sure if I did that wrong or got auto corrected lol
     
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    Nope. He is devils property until he turns 35.
     
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    Oh ok. That’s soon. My mistake
     
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    Keep hoping
     
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    I don't know why you sound so confident. This is the exact type of contract the Rangers should be avoiding. They're going to be stuck in NHL purgatory for another couple of years. Either try to contend or tear it down and rebuild, anywhere in the middle just sets the organization back years.
     

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