Los Angeles Kings Say No to Ilya Kovalchuk Once Again

Todd CordellCorrespondent IJuly 8, 2010

NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 22:  Ilya Kovalchuk #17 of the New Jersey Devils skates against the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Prudential Center at on April 22, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Here is the latest on the never-ending drama that one player named Ilya Kovalchuk has caused.

As you all know, Kovalchuk was close to signing with the New Jersey Devils a few days ago but then there was a holdup. SKA of the KHL heard that and jumped right in, and it was believed he was going to sign there. But then SKA signed Evgeni Nabokov and, according to multiple writers, in the KHL you can only sign one NHL player per team, which pulls them out of the running for Kovalchuk.

Then the Los Angeles Kings hear this and jump back in with their offer. Kovalchuk sees the offer and declines. According to

After all of this, Kovalchuk's only serious suitor is the New Jersey Devils, who would pay him around $8 mil a year on a mid- to long-term contract.

This concludes the latest Kovalchuk drama, enjoy!

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