Devils pleased with Ilya Kovalchuk deal

Updated: September 13, 2010, 4:11 PM ET
Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. -- The New Jersey Devils did more than sign Ilya Kovalchuk to a $100 million contract.

A byproduct of the revised 15-year deal was that the Devils helped the NHL and its players union reach an agreement on long-term contracts that will define how much money will count toward salary caps.

"That is exactly what just transpired with the amendment," Devils president and general manager Lou Lamoriello said Saturday. "I think there should be lines where everybody knows exactly ...

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