NHL: Reasons Ilya Kovalchuk Should Sign with the Maple Leafs.

Imtiaz FerdousCorrespondent IIAugust 4, 2010

NEWARK, NJ - JULY 20:  Ilya Kovalchuk of the New Jersey Devils poses for photographs following the media opportunity announcing his contract renewal at the Prudential Center on July 20, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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Brian Burke has flown off to Europe to pursue a player. Hopefully it is Ilya Kovalchuk. However, just in case he refuses, I gave a list of reasons why he shouldn't.


  • Colton Orr will beat you into a bloody pulp if you sign elsewhere, then he'll ask you nicely how many fingers he's holding up.
  • If you sign with Calgary, know that the Leafs have the option of calling you up.
  • The league has rejected the 17 year contract which means the Devils will not have a first round pick next year as punishment. Maybe you should ignore this one.
  • The Sedin twins re-signed with Vancouver and look what happened to them. They suck now!
  • The exact opposite of Atlanta is Toronto, we're a big market, we have lots of money, we always spend to the cap and we win. Okay, three out of four ain't bad.
  • We have Elisha Cuthbert, New Jersey has Lou Lamoriello.
  • We don't require our players to play defense.
  • We can give you April, May, and June off with pay as per your previous contract.
  • We don't care about commitment. Brian Burke just cancelled a luncheon after all the tickets were sold out.
  • We need a goal scorer without losing Kaberle! Please! For the LOVE OF GOD! SIGN THE CONTRACT!