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Friday, July 12, 2013

77 Million Reasons

In the world of the bizarre and unexplainable, this happened.   Homesickness or not, what was he thinking?

First the crazy contract issues in 2010, the financial penalties as a result, the lost draft picks as punishment...then Parise leaves for this?  New Jersey could be in for some long seasons if old Lou can't muster up some of his magic.  

They have $6 million to play with now but a hefty recouped salary penalty to pay off over 12 years.  Kovalchuk isn't a guy you can just replace either.  That's like trying to replace a Malkin, Crosby, or Stamkos (or even a Gretzky or Lemieux).  Not impossible, but highly unlikely. 

If you were Lou Lamoriello, what would you do??  

Me personally?? I'd stop signing Russians.  I'm just saying.


  1. Read something yesterday that he's looking at making close to 20 million a year in the KHL as the league's premiere player. If that's true then it makes sense.

    Obviously Lou needs to trade for Parise now!

  2. I did read that the KHL potential income would out pace the NHL offer in half the time. It just bugs me, regardless of whether I'm a fan of the team or not, when a superstar like that jumps when they are still under contract. And they use the "retirement" guise to do it. It just seems shady. Although, I haven't heard of any recent work-stoppages in Europe. Maybe job security is also one of his reasons. I don't know.


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