Jeremy Roenick Bashes Ilya Kovalchuk On Twitter After NHL Retirement (TWEETS)

Roenick Bashes Kovalchuk After Retirement
GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 11: Jeremy Roenick gets emotional as he addresses the crowd during his induction ceremony into the Phoenix Coyotes Ring of Honor prior to the game against the Chicago Blackhawks at Jobing.com Arena on February 11, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 11: Jeremy Roenick gets emotional as he addresses the crowd during his induction ceremony into the Phoenix Coyotes Ring of Honor prior to the game against the Chicago Blackhawks at Jobing.com Arena on February 11, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Getty Images)

The New Jersey Devils have lost Ilya Kovalchuk to retirement just three seasons into a massive 15-year deal.

Jeremy Roenick does not approve.

The former NHL All-Star and current NBC Sports hockey analyst took to Twitter on Thursday to air his grievances over the Russian's recent departure from the NHL.

Studiest thing iv heard since Aaron Hernandez .. Kovalchuk retiring !!! Is he out of his mind??? Something is fishy

— Jeremy Roenick (@Jeremy_Roenick) July 11, 2013

Roenick has had his share of controversy both on and off the ice. In 2006, he was involved in a gambling scandal as a member of the Los Angeles Kings. He was later criticized as an analyst after publicly calling out Patrick Marleau, a former teammate, in 2011.

Kovalchuk's decision to return to Russia will cost the Devils a first round draft pick in 2014, as well as $250,000 for the next twelve seasons under the new collective bargaining agreement, according to Sports On Earth.

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