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Three reasons to let Ilya Kovalchuk go

Updated: August 11, 2010, 10:17 AM ET
By E.J. Hradek

It's the early stages of Ilya Kovalchuk free agency Part II -- and the Devils seem determined to work out another deal to keep the elite goal scorer in Newark.

GM Lou Lamoriello made the club's intentions clear in a Tuesday afternoon conversation with Tom Gulitti, the Devils beat writer for The Record (Bergen County, N.J.). "We're going to do everything we possibly can," Lamoriello said when asked about his continued desire to have Kovalchuk sign with the Devils.

Personally, I just don't get it. And I think the Devils should walk away and let him go.

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