Kovalchuk agrees to 17-year deal with Devils

Kovalchuk, a good, but not great player, was just appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court ahead of Elena Kegan.

Not really, but his 17-year deal is about a lifetime appointment.

It’s worth $102 million. There is not much money at the backend of the deal, and the 27-year-old won’t play more than 10 more years.

What does this ultimately mean?

I wish my last name was Parise.

Zach Parise, who is a better player and person than Kovalchuk, is going to clean house when his deal comes up and his family will not have to work another day the rest of their lives. The UND star is going to bank big time.