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Devils beat writer Tom Gulitti has a transcript of Lou's press call and has a few answers on the Kovalchuk announcement. [Fire and Ice]
Kovalchuk is reportedly set to join SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL, where he played during the NHL lockout. He will likely be paid quite a bit of money there. [Puck Daddy]
Feel free to discuss these and any other hockey-related stories in the comments below. Remember: You may be angry that #17 is gone. I am too. Keep it civil. Keep it clean.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this article said that Boston gave Tuukka Rask an eighty-year contract. While that's what it may feel like to Bruins fans in the latter years of this contract, it is untrue. He was given an eight-year contract. Kudos to Twitter user Spencer for catching my error.