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Elias put off by teammate's KHL plan

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08:10 AM ET 01.11 | Nearly every member of the Devils took the high road when asked about Ilya Kovalchuk's plan to miss the start of training camp for the KHL All-Star Game. One Devil did think it would be a big deal, however, if Kovalchuk doesn't report for training camp Sunday with the rest of his Devils' teammates. "It is," longtime Devils forward Patrik Elias said. "We're all supposed to report on Sunday, right?" Players will likely have some kind of window for reporting to camp after the CBA is ratified, but Elias didn't think it would be right for Kovalchuk to miss the start of camp to play in the KHL All-Star Game, unless he has permission from the Devils, as Pavel Datsyuk received permission from the Detroit Red Wings to play in the all-star game.

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January 11, 2013  08:40 AM ET
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Sign an idiot to an idiotic contract, deal with idiotic situations.

harrumph....

January 11, 2013  08:53 AM ET
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harrumph....

I can't think of anything more important than the KHL All Star game.

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January 11, 2013  09:06 AM ET
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I can't think of anything more important than the KHL All Star game.

"People's Choice Awards"?

January 11, 2013  09:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I can't think of anything more important than the KHL All Star game.

NFL Pro Bowl..........

January 11, 2013  09:08 AM ET
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Spengler Cup?

"People's Choice Awards"?

Well okay that's two but I'm sure that's all there is.

January 11, 2013  09:09 AM ET
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NFL Pro Bowl..........

Okay three, but that's it!

January 11, 2013  09:09 AM ET
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I can't think of anything more important than the KHL All Star game.

or ANY AS game for that matter

January 11, 2013  09:20 AM ET

Gotta laugh though, good ol' Murphy's Law will push that both Kovalchuk and Datsyuk get injured in the KHL All-Star Game...

Oh and to add to your list of more important things, Canuck, how about the BCS championship game.... if recent history is anything to go by.

January 11, 2013  09:24 AM ET
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Okay three, but that's it!

The Cricket Hall of Fame ?

January 11, 2013  09:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Okay three, but that's it!

The Great Idaho Potato Bowl?

January 11, 2013  09:31 AM ET

playing in an all-star game is more important than working on the systems and skating with the club that pays you 100 million dollars. Wow. I have to add that I'm incredibly surprised that Datsyuk will be attending the all-star game as well. Poor form.

January 11, 2013  09:33 AM ET
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The Great Idaho Potato Bowl?

The Pierre McQuire hair care collection ?

January 11, 2013  09:39 AM ET
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Gotta laugh though, good ol' Murphy's Law will push that both Kovalchuk and Datsyuk get injured in the KHL All-Star Game...Oh and to add to your list of more important things, Canuck, how about the BCS championship game.... if recent history is anything to go by.

changing name to SEC BCS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME....please hurry up with playoff system...this game has gotten boring......hard to believe that a player getting paid millions would not want to be in training camp for NHL......

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January 11, 2013  09:44 AM ET
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Favre, Sundin, Forsberg, Clemens, Pettitte...Training camp sucks.

Training camp sucks.

Bingo.

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January 11, 2013  09:45 AM ET
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The Cricket Hall of Fame ?

Especially if they let in my fellow countryman Shane Warne in without so much as a peep as bout his many "indiscretions"...

 
January 11, 2013  09:46 AM ET
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The Pierre McQuire hair care collection ?

The Brian Burke Management training Seminar

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