Rumor: Ilya Kovalchuk signing with NYR

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    Leaving your team bereft of any talent isn't the blueprint for success. You need to be very lucky for that to work, like Pittsburgh and Chicago were. Otherwise you end up in a perpetual rebuild like Edmonton and Buffalo.
     
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    Because he legally can't. As of right now he can only discuss a contract with the Devils and whoever they grant permission. I would doubt they would give the Rangers that chance before other teams.
     
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    Well obviously not lately. Quickly became a click-bait Twitter sensationalist.
     
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    That is one of the reasons why I thought right away Eronko is assuming a lot talking about term, money and team like it's all done.
     
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    Let's be honest, Pittsburgh didn't do that either. Recchi, LeClair, Palffy, Roberts...these were guys on those teams when Crosby & Malkin were young. Past their prime, but they brought a veteran element and leadership to guide the younger group.
     
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    2 yrs 6 per then In yr too Gusev , Rykov , Shert.... follow him to NYR
     
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    I don't see the fit, obviously from a competitive standpoint they don't seem ideal. Also this is the same guy that openly whined about the tax laws in the US on his way out. So he signs into one of the worst possible tax situations in the league outside of Canada?
     
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    There's a huge Russian contingent in NY. Brighton Beach is one of the largest Russian populated areas in all of the US. It would be the closest thing he'd have to being in Russia.

    I don't necessarily want him here, I'm torn on it, but I can see why he'd want to be here. If he doesn't care about winning a cup, the Rangers make perfect sense.
     
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    He was close enough to there the last time he was complaining about how much he was being taxed...

    I actually think the Florida Panthers would be a great fit if they want to pony up the cash.
     
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    I’m praying every day that he comes and plays for us
     
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    The Rangers are always a fit. Players always want to play here.
     
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    If Kovy had any contact with a team besides New Jersey that would be tampering. The Devils lose his rights the day of his 35th birthday which ironically is tomorrow.
     
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    Doesn't make sense for either side. NYR wants to rebuild, Kovy would ideally want to play for a contender? He's 35.
     
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    Wouldn't be surprised if he goes to Dallas. With nichushkin potentially coming back and radulov already there. And Dallas badly needs more top 9 help
     
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    Would love him on the Oilers
     
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    Personally If the Rangers are going to throw big bucks at a UFA I would much prefer they kick the tires on J.Tavares
     
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    Florida was in on him last year and needs a top 6 wing. Family here and Tallon does like KHLers (Dadonov, Belov PTO). If these rumors are not true I definitely see Florida in on him again.
     
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    Kovalchuk-Barkov-Dadonov does make me excited
     
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    He has a giant house in Alpine, New Jersey, which is where a lot of the Yankees end up living. That's really his only financial reason he might want to play for a team in the NYC metro area, whether it's the Devils, Rangers or Islanders (apart from how much any of those teams might pay him).

    Someone brought up Brighton Beach. I can 100 percent assure everyone that no Russian hockey player wants to play in NY because of it. There's nothing wrong with it, and it is heavily Russian, but it's still pretty much a working class kind of place. Multi-millionaires -- Russian or otherwise -- don't hang out there all that often.
     

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