According to TSN the New York Islanders are prepared to offer Ilya Kovalchuk a 10 year 100 million dollar deal.
According to NHL Insider Darren Dreger, there are rumblings that the club may make a lucrative, long term contract offer to forward Ilya Kovalchuk. One such source says that an offer could be in the 10-year, $100 million range.
Late on Friday, Islanders general manager Garth Snow confirmed to ESPN via a text message that the club was involved in talking to Kovalchuk.
The Islanders are currently under the salary cap floor, and a large deal for Kovalchuk would help in that effort. A signing of that nature and star power could also help owner Charles Wang to get his stalled arena project back on track.
If the Islanders nab Kovalchuk, they instantly become winners this off season. But that contract is huge, and way too long. More analysis and news if it comes.
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