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Kovalchuk Watch – Day 2

It’s another day of wait and see for a decision from unrestricted free agent Ilya Kovalchuk.

Kovalchuk’s agent, Jay Grossman, tweeted yesterday that Kovalchuk was “looking” to make a decision. One never came though, and around 8 p.m. last night Grossman announced that Kovalchuk had narrowed his decision but wouldn’t make a decision last night.

It seems as if the Devils may be the only team in the running for Kovalchuk’s services. The Kings have dropped out of the sweepstakes, and the Islanders have never made a serious play at the left-winger.

While the Devils don’t have the money to give Kovalchuk the 10 year, $100 million dollar deal he’s reportedly seeking, general manager Lou Lamoriello is confident that money won’t be an issue.

“There’s enough there,” he said to Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record. “Don’t worry about my cap.”

Update (6:10 p.m.)

No word yet out of the Kovalchuk camp. I wish he’d hurry up and make a decision already.

As always, continue to check The Devils’ Den for all your Kovalchuk updates throughout the day.

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  1. July 20, 2010 at 1:10 am

    Just came across your post, they didn’t have the money for 10 years $100 million, but they made what a confusing deal. Only 6 million a year for a player of his caliber, is excelent, but for 17 years? He’ll be 44 if he plays his contract out, pretty insaine.

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