The Russian sniper is said to want "Ovechkin money" in the neighborhood of $10 million per season. Before his trade to New Jersey last February, he turned down Atlanta's offer of $100 million over 12 years ($8.33 million per). So far, prices in the 2010 free agent market are closer to the $5.88 million per that the Devils are said to have on the table (17 years, $100 million). To give you a better sense of where Kovalchuk will land in the grand scheme of NHL deals, here's a look at some of the most notable NHL contracts in terms of average salary or length.
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