Again, I think DL made a good offer for a contract that would not get revoked, it wasn't personal in turning down the Kings. It was an extra $22M free money for years he wasn't going to have to play. That's a 27.5% increase. He is a 27 year old man.
$22M more? or play for the team rumored to be your #1 destination? If the term of years on the contract is capped... he probably chooses the Kings.
My opinion is that he is probably about 35% to go to the Kings at this point in time. I do not think that there is a strong chance of Kovalchuk & the Devils restructuring the deal in a way to convince him to play for them, especially IF they Devils knew that the contract would be rejected and Kovi did not. I think the stronger possibility is that the NHLPA files a grievance, and the arbitrator rules in favor of approving the contract.