Ilya Kovalchuk has just retired from the NHL.
Ilya Kovalchuk has announced his retirement. This is not a fake.— Tom Gulitti (@TGfireandice) July 11, 2013
This is not a drill.
He had 12 years and $77 million remaining on his contract.
Cap benefit recapture penalty will only be $250k for the Devils, but it goes until 2024-25.
I have yet to comprehend this, I'm sure many of you feel the same.
Please adhere to the blog rules (read: no cursing) when reacting to this craziness.
More to come later (obviously).
Now pardon me while I attempt to piece the exploded bits of my head back together.