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Four Reasons Why the New Jersey Devils Solely Relying on LTIR for Cap Relief Isn't Smart

The New Jersey Devils apparent plan to get underneath the salary cap is to put Bryce Salvador and Anssi Salmela on long term injured reserve. While this would work, I give 4 reasons why the lack of additional moves isn't wise for New Jersey.

The New Jersey Devils Are Technically Bigger than 09-10 Team - For Now

Did the New Jersey Devils really get bigger than last year's team? Technically, but not enough to really boast about it. Find out by how much in this post.

What NJ Devils UFA Signing from this Summer Do You Like the Least Now?

In light of yesterday's post on whether Ilya Kovalchuk is worth the assets allowed, I ask the readers which unrestricted free agent signing from the summer do they like the least right now.

Ilya Kovalchuk is Arguably Worth the Assets Given Up (So Far)

One of the rising issues after the Ilya Kovalchuk signing saga is whether he will be worth all of the assets the Devils traded and lost this year for him. I argue that he already is worth more than the traded players and the picks lost by virtue of his talents and that the Devils would not be better off without him right now.

Bettman Lays "The Smacketh Down" on the Devils

The NHL hands out its punishment. Various responses to the punishment

Ilya Kovalchuk's Zone Starts in the Last 3 Seasons: What John MacLean Should Do About Them

Ilya Kovalchuk faced tough competition consistently in the last three seasons and was put out for over 1,000 defensive zone faceoffs in that time period - more than he was on offense. This post explains what John MacLean should do to rectify this and utilize the sniper in a way that better reflects his skills.

I am a kind of person who never looks back. I only look to the future. There is no point feeling...

I am a kind of person who never looks back. I only look to the future. There is no point feeling sorry for the past. You have to live for today and look forward to what's ahead of you.I will now play for a team that is always a contender for the Stanley Cup.It's something that I always wanted.

Ilya Kovalchuk on whether he regrets not taking Atlanta's offer in February. This comes from Dmitry Chesnokov's fantastic exclusive interview with Ilya Kovalchuk at Puck Daddy. The emphasis in this quote was done by me.

The Eventual New Jersey Devils 2010 Salary Dump: A Primer

Now that the Devils have signed Ilya Kovalchuk, the New Jersey Devils have roughly a month to get underneath the salary cap. This primer sums up the cap situation around the league, and how difficult this will be for Lou Lamoriello.

A Fun List of NHL Players with Higher Cap Hits than Ilya Kovalchuk

  1. Rick Nash - $7.8 million through 2018
  2. Vincent Lecavalier - $7.727 million through 2020
  3. Scott Gomez - $7.357 million through 2014
  4. Thomas Vanek - $7.142 million through 2014
  5. Chris Drury - $7.05 million through 2012

OFFICIAL: NHL Approved Ilya Kovalchuk Contract with New Jersey Devils

At 2:53 AM last night, the NHL finally approved the $100 million, 15 year deal between Ilya Kovalchuk and the New Jersey Devils. This post not only summarizes the news, but has a timeline from July 1 to September 3 of the whole saga.

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