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  1. No, he signed a lesser contract I believe. Quoted from an article "Kovalchuk’s four-year agreement with SKA St. Petersburg was reportedly worth $4.4 million per season, or a total of $17.6 million over the life of the contract. His KHL salary was less than he would have earned annually if he had remained with the Devils. But he ended up leaving even more money on the table than that in those four years. The Devils agreement would've paid Kovalchuk $11.3 million in both 2013-14 and 2014-15, $11.6 million in 2015-16 and $11.8 million in 2016-17, for a total of $46 million. Players in the NHL are subject to a variety of taxes and fees, including state and federal income taxes, a “jock” tax, agent fees and the escrow agreement. New Jersey, at the time of Kovalchuk's departure, had an income tax rate (combined state and federal) of about 49%. NHL players are also subject to a "jock" tax, where local jurisdictions impose taxes on the income generated by away games. Assuming that Kovalchuk would have been subject to a total tax rate of about 53%, he still would have made" https://www.forbes.com/sites/ryanlake/2018/07/10/chasing-the-money-kovalchuks-cautionary-tale/#595e06143884
  2. Definitely a change for Lind this season stepping it up this year. He's definitely got that gear to kick it up a notch every single second season he's been with professionally since the WHL.
  3. Pettersson would probably hover around the 80-90 pt mark Boeser - 70 Ferland - 45 - 50 Miller - 45 Horvat - 65 with 53% Faceoff wins Pearson - 40 points 20/20 guy Hughes could be the main thing we needed on our blueline so I can see him putting up at least 30 points Edler - 40 points Myers - 25 *Getting used to our system* Tanev - 15
  4. Great to see Higgins gets a job with us, always loved his work ethic and his spirit on the team.
  5. Ridiculous team that the AVs put up in such a short time.
  6. Definitely good deal for the caps, played a good role on their cup run bringing speed and skill to the team.
  7. Amazing on how long he played and how he still stayed healthy.
  8. I wonder if Nils will take another year in SHL to refine his game and then come over the following year just how Pettersson. Would probably help tremendously.
  9. There's many better choices than Phaneuf...
  10. Looks like we got the better goalie from the 2014 draft, Mason McDonald is also on that list who was drafted higher than Thatcher.
  11. Benning said he'll be going back to play the 1-2 years required. They're figuring out if they could buy out his last year with the team. But I'd rather have him learning from Datsyuk if he's still there next year.
  12. Expecting Jake to build on his good year from last year and figure out how to effectively use his body and speed to get a better advantage over players. For Goldobin, I'm hoping he steps up defensively. He still does coast around when he doesn't have the puck and I find it honestly frustrating when the play is around him and he's just standing there watching the play go by.
  13. Definitely love this kid, his creativity on the ice is just amazing that he's able to do SOMETHING with the puck that generates an offensive chance. His workout ethic is just crazy after taking a look at his youtube videos like his draft video said and holy cow was I amazed on how FIT this kid is. We are definitely drafting these "role" players that we hear so much about that have a huge effect when it comes to the playoffs. Could definitely be a 2nd/3rd liner utility forward who can break speed, grit, and scoring ability. I understand that people are knocking him on his size, but I'm definitely thinking this kid will NOT have an issue just looking at how the NHL is trending into a more puck possession type of game style with smaller dynamic forwards making a huge difference in teams. I wonder if Hoglander and Pettersson will do dual unicycle juggling with them just juggling things between them during practices lol