I'd take Kovalchuk and his 6.5M cap hit any day of the week over Hodgson who will most likely have a $3m+ cap hit after next season.
Kovalchuk is a superstar with raymond speed. Hodgson is a turtle, a weak one at that.
Kovy had 37 goals at a cap hit of 6.7 mil last season which equals to 5.6 goals per millionCody had 19 goals at a cap hit of 1.6m last season which equals 11.8 goals per million.Who was the better value. Yes Cody is due to get a raise but NJ is stuck with Kovy's insamely long contract for the next 12 years. Will Kovy still be a 6.7m player when he is 40? Personally I think Buffalo is in the better position.