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In Soviet Russia, Hockey Player Pay $77 Million to Leave North Jersey

Kyle Scott - July 11, 2013

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That’s, in effect, what it’s going to cost Ilya Kovalchuk, 30, who announced his retirement today:

“This decision was something I have thought about for a long time going back to the lockout and spending the year in Russia. Though I decided to return this past season, Lou was aware of my desire to go back home and have my family there with me. The most difficult thing for me is to leave the New Jersey Devils, a great organization that I have a lot of respect for, and our fans that have been great to me.”

Kovalchuk was just three years into his much ballyhooed 15-year, $100 million contract. Per the terms of the new CBA, the Devils will incur a $250k per season cap hit through 2025 as a result of Kovalchuk retiring. Kovalchuk will miss out on $77 million.

This a huge blow to the Devils (pumps fist), who lost Zach Parise to free agency last year and, now, Kovalchuk, to goofiness. Oh, and they’ll have to forfeit their first round pick in the 2014 draft, too.

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And Now, Devils Fans Call Ilya Kovalchuk a “Communist”

Kyle Scott - July 11, 2013

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Sports Betting Updates

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DraftKings Sportsbook Review

DraftKings Sportsbook has been live in New Jersey for over two full months now and a lot has changed since launch. While they were the first out of the gate for legal US sports betting, they now face competition from many sites, including FanDuel Sportsbook, SugarHouse Sportsbook, BetStars and others. How do they stack up and what promos does DraftKings Sportsbook offer? Let’s take a closer look. Bonus: First bet matched up to $200 Minimum

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The Best New Jersey Sportsbook Promos For Week 6

Week 6 is upon us, and there’s a diverse range of betting options in New Jersey. FanDuel Sportsbook and BetStars, in particular, are offering strong promos. A part of any betting strategy that often gets overlooked is the value being offered by the books, whether that’s straight price or promos and incentives that can be used to your advantage. Here’s a rundown of the best NJ online sportsbooks and most compelling offers for Week 6:

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Need to Know Betting Trends and Data for Eagles-Giants

If you would’ve told me three weeks ago that the Eagles would find themselves in a must-win game heading into Week 6, I would have said you were crazy. The Giants? Maybe. But not the Eagles. Yet that’s exactly the situation facing both teams when they take the field at MetLife Stadium tonight. It’s been ugly for both teams lately. The 2-3 Eagles are coming off a sloppy and disappointing 23-21 loss to Minnesota, while

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Jeremy Roenick Eviscerates Ilya Kovalchuk

Kyle Scott - July 11, 2013