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NHL players react with anger over Ilya Kovalchuk retirement

The surprising news of Ilya Kovalchuk's retirement from the New Jersey Devils and the NHL was met with some harsh criticisms from the hockey community. Find out what current and former NHL players had to say, including retired Flyers Jeremy Roenick and Chris Therien.

Jeremy Roenick 'irate' and 'appalled'

High-scoring forward Ilya Kovalchuk, 30, announced Thursday he's leaving the NHL after 11 seasons. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)