Ilya Kovalchuk’s proposed contract denied by NHL

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Like a never-ending nightmare, the Ilya Kovalchuk summer has yet to find a resolution as a new proposed contract has been denied by the NHL according to reports earlier today. Sources claim that the framework is still not up to the league’s standards as the team is still pushing for the 27-year-old Russian to get at least 15 years.

It has been reported that during his visit at the World Hockey Summit in Toronto KHL President Alexander Medvedev claimed he had a missed call from Kovalchuk’s agent Jay Grossman but the reason for the call is unknown at this time. While this saga has been drawn out for months now it would not totally be a shock if the winger decided to play for the KHL where salary caps don’t exist and circumventions are unheard of.

Will this tale have a happy ending for the Devils and it’s fans? Or will Kovalchuk dismiss the notion of ever getting the money he wants in the league that made him a star and return home? It appears we should know in the coming days as training camp is already approaching.

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