Rumor: Ilya Kovalchuk signing with NYR

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  1. QJL

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    Igor is a solid reporter. He’s been the first on Russian player news several times in the past. Wonder if we’ll find out more tomorrow.
     
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    I thought he was chasing a cup.
     
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    I'm guessing, as usual, he's chasing cash.
     
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    Makes sense. The Rangers are doing s mini rebuild so let’s sign an old winger that’s been out of the league for a number or years. Typical Ranger move and they wonder why they never win.
     
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    So much for that rebuild huh.
     
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    Depends. Kovalchuk looks like he’s still an effective player.

    3x3, why not? 3x6, uh oh.
     
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    "mini rebuild?" they traded off half their core for picks and prospect, Lundqvist is aging. Rangers is in full-blown rebuild mode. Credits to them for ripping off the bandaid and doing things properly, but it can hardly be called a mini rebuild.
     
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    so rebuild or no rebuild?
     
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    You don’t have to spend years tanking to rebuild... Rangers have three 1sts this draft and has two last year.

    Good move for the Rangers... you sign a Kovalchuk for 2-3 years and now you can trade a Zuccarello...
     
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    You can rebuild and have veteran players.

    Kovalchuk played with Buchnevich.

    Shestyorking and Rykov (who they just acquired from the Devils, i.e. they targeted Rykov) have been playing with Kovalchuk on SKA. Both of their SKA contracts are up in 1 year.

    It makes a lot of sense.
     
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    It’s not like they have to give anyone up to get him. It does seem a bit odd though I guess, but there have been rumours for a while that he’s wanted to go there, so no big surprise.
     
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    Damn.. one of the good ones off the board.
     
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    Wait if hes chasing the cash wouldnt he go to a team that has lower taxes and if hes is chasing a cup wouldnt he want to join a team that isnt rebuilding this makes no sense unless hes chasing the fame of new york lol idk
     
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    He has always really liked New York City and has made it well known.
    Buchnevich. Namestnikov. Shestyorkin. Rykov.
     
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    AFIK he still has a house in Alpine, NJ. That may be a factor.
     
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    If Eronko is reporting it, I have no reason to doubt it, he is legit.
     
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    If hes goin for the russians wouldnt washington make sense if they can make cap for him
     
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    I don't think Washington wants to give him 6 per year for 2-3 years. And half of my post was about New York City. I've never heard the guy say anything about loving Washington.
     
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    Thats true just seems like it could work
     
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    That would just be a perfect fit in the tradition of Marcel Dionne and Martin St. Louis. I hope they give him the 7-year-deal he deserves.
     
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    Absolutely. And in fact, I would say it is critical for the success of a rebuild. You need a couple of experienced guys to mentor the young new guys.
     
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    If you have the opportunity to have one of the best players not in the NHL join your team for 2-3 years for no assets given up, you take it. You now have a valuable contract if the terms are right. You can possibly deal him, make your team better, insulate your incoming talent so you're not a barren wastleland like Buffalo and Arizona.

    There is no reason why this move wouldn't be good for the Rangers.
     
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    Makes moving Zucc for younger assets more than likely a sure thing. Smart move. Also likely means Spooner can be moved for more of the above.
     
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    They didnt target rykov the settled for him. Ray said there was 3 to 5 players they asked for before him lol. It might end up being a blessing they got him but by dumb luck
     
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    Has Kovy accepted playing in the third or fourth line?
     

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