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Ilya Kovalchuk's surprising retirement

Updated: July 11, 2013, 8:17 PM ET

In a shocking move, New Jersey Devils winger Ilya Kovalchuk -- widely considered one of the best players in the NHL -- is foregoing from the last 12 years and $77 million of his contract to return to his native Russia. It's a stunning decision from the 30-year-old, and one that leaves the Devils scrambling. What do you make of it?

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