The NHL's Horseshit Deal With The Devils

Back in 2010, the Devils signed Ilya Kovalchuk to a frontloaded 17-year contract. It was an obvious attempt to clear cap space by sticking cheap, never-intended-to-be-honored seasons on the back end, and the NHL responded swiftly, voiding the deal and fining the Devils $3 million and first- and third-round picks. The… » 3/06/14 1:41pm 3/06/14 1:41pm

Ilya Kovalchuk Joins The KHL, And He's Getting A Raise

Four days after Ilya Kovalchuk's shocking retirement from the Devils, he's found himself a job. As expected, Kovalchuk's deal with SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL was made official today. Let's see how much he'll make, and then maybe we'll stop calling his NHL retirement "shocking." » 7/15/13 9:01am 7/15/13 9:01am

Ilya Kovalchuk Retires From NHL

Thirty-year-old Devils star Ilya Kovalchuk will "retire" from the NHL, most likely to return to Russia and the KHL. It's a big day for CapGeek. » 7/11/13 4:04pm 7/11/13 4:04pm

The NHL Barely Dodged A Putin-Backed Russian Mutiny, But The League…

The NHL lockout is over, and most of the players (not Lubomir Visnovsky, though) who kept their games sharp in the KHL have returned to work in the United States. Washington's Alex Ovechkin is back in the States, saying funny things and wearing funny t-shirts. Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin has abandoned Magnitogorsk, a… » 1/08/13 5:00pm 1/08/13 5:00pm

Ilya Kovalchuk Scored A 180-Foot Own Goal, And They Credited It To Cam …

When I saw the scoresheet for yesterday's Devils/Hurricanes game, I mostly ran around in circles yelling "Goalie goal!" over and over again. For fans of novelty highlights, goalie goals are up there with unassisted triple plays as one of the rarest and most valuable sporting occurrences. » 12/27/11 10:00am 12/27/11 10:00am

This Is What $102 Million Gets You, Devils Fans

The shootout has been one of the most welcome additions to the NHL in the last few years. The excitement's palpable and the chances of seeing either an amazing goal or an amazing stop are present. But not tonight in Dirty Jerz. » 11/10/10 10:45pm 11/10/10 10:45pm