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Good Bye Kovalev

from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun,

If Alexei Kovalev’s goal is still to play until the age of 50, it would appear he’s about to embark on a 12-year Kontinental Hockey League career.

That is, unless teams over there tire of his act, too.

The 38-year-old former Ottawa Senator has coasted his way right out of the NHL, finding no takers for his services in a league that has teams so desperate one of them is even considering signing Alexei Yashin—while currently paying him to stay away. 

But that’s a whole other dopey story.

Not even the New York Islanders were dumb enough to offer a contract to Kovalev, who signed a two-year deal with Atlant Mytishchi of the KHL on Friday.


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bigdee89's avatar

Just going where the money is

Posted by bigdee89 from The Great White North Eh? on 07/30/11 at 05:32 PM ET

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