I've been researching daily for news on the Kovalchuk situation despite all the erratic news. I recently noticed through Jay Grossman's twitter that he had tweeted information on MacLean's first meeting with Volchenkov. The tweet can be seen here (notice it is the 2nd one down). Personally, I was unaware that while Grossman represents Kovalchuk, he also represents Anton Volchenkov. Now, maybe I'm thinking way too much into this, but since everyone has been assessing their own ideas on the Kovy situation I can't help but wonder... Is their a possibility that Volchenkov signing with the Devils could increase the likelihood of Kovalchuk re-signing with the Devils. I understand all of the factors going into his decision (family, money, career, etc.), but would it be asinine to think this?
Yes, Grossman represents other players besides Kovalchuk and two others that primarily stood out to me: Johan Hedberg & Anton Volchenkov, both who recently signed with the Devils. I can't help but entertain the thought that because the fact that Kovalchuk has an agent who represents Volchenkov (not to mention he's Russian) has to have somewhat of an affect on his decision. Also, like many of you I have been constantly checking Grossman's twitter account since his tease to the public on an announcement of Kovalchuk's decision. Is it not ironic that he hadn't posted anything since the Kovalchuk decision announcement? Many of you may say, well it is only because he represents Volchenkov and as a client you want to promote any news about that client. Nevertheless, I still fail to believe that the Volchenkov signing has nothing to do with Kovalchuk's decision. If it is in-fact about winning and not an increase in celebrity status and paparazzi, then I think the logical decision would be to stay in NJ. Well, now that I've wasted more time in my life dissecting the mystery known as Ilya Kovalchuk's future, I leave to you any comments you may have. Godspeed.