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Devils contact Kovalchuk to discuss pending return to NHL

2 weeks agoSports / Hockey : USAToday: NHL

New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero has had preliminary talks with Ilya Kovalchuk's agent regarding the former No. 1 draft pick's pending return to the NHL        

Ilya Kovalchuk: Latest Rumors, Speculation on Star's Potential NHL Return

There's strong belief within NHL circles that three-time All-Star Ilya Kovalchuk could make a return to North America. Continue for updates. Hurdles in the Way of Kovalchuk's Potential Return Saturday, Feb. 27 Complicated rules lie in...Show More Summary

Cold Hard Fact for Friday, February 12, 2016

Fact: Edmonton Oilers rookie Connor McDavid became the third-youngest player (Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Ilya Kovalchuk) in the last 30 years to register a five-point game. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interestingShow More Summary

Ranking the Best Hockey Players Not Currently in the NHL

The NHL remains the world's best league by a large margin, but the emergence of the KHL as a rival for superstars like Ilya Kovalchuk has had an impact on the overall quality of the league. It's impossible to say at this time that all...Show More Summary

Watch Ilya Kovalchuk score a goal without even looking

Standing up on ice skates is really hard. Skating on ice skates is really hard. Skating and scoring a goal on ice skates is really hard. Skating and scoring a goal without looking at the goal is just ridiculous. (via @HockeyWebCast)

Kovalchuk to Captain Russian Hockey Team at World Championship 2015

SKA St. Petersburg's forward Ilya Kovalchuk will be the captain of the Russian hockey team at the World Championships 2015.

Ilya Kovalchuk Mulling Possible NHL Return in 2016

Well, this is interesting. According to Justin Cuthbert over at The Score, reports have surfaced out of Finland that former Devil and Atlanta Thrasher Ilya Kovalchuk may want to return to the National Hockey League. Rather, it may be more like crawling back after he unceremoniously jumped ship for the KHL following the 2013 lockout […]

The Six Best Fits for Ilya Kovalchuk If He Returns to the NHL

Could Ilya Kovalchuk be back for the 2016-17 NHL season? Maybe. Life is an infinite series of possibilities. But Finnish publication Iltalehti (via Yahoo) says Kovalchuk could be looking to get out of the final year of his KHL contract with SKA Saint Petersburg and return to the league from which he "retired" two years ago. Show More Summary

Breaking Down Experts' Picks for Los Angeles Kings' 2014 Draft

The 2013-14 Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings have very few player needs to address heading into the 2014 NHL draft. The Kings will pick 29th overall — the New Jersey Devils select 30th because of a penalty from Ilya Kovalchuk's contract. Show More Summary

No, Ilya Kovalchuk is not coming back to the NHL in 2014

Let's debunk an Ilya Kovalchuk rumor. Ilya Kovalchuk is not returning to the NHL. Okay, we can't actually say that with 100 percent certainty because it is actually possible for him to come back. And you never know, maybe he'll haveShow More Summary

New Jersey Devils Are Still Hurting from the Ilya Kovalchuk Contract Debacle

Largely lost in the kerfuffle surrounding the NHL trade deadline was a league announcement representing the final resolution of the Ilya Kovalchuk/salary cap circumvention mess. Essentially, the NHL announced that it was altering the...Show More Summary

The NHL's Horseshit Deal With The Devils

3 years agoSports : Deadspin

Back in 2010, the Devils signed Ilya Kovalchuk to a frontloaded 17-year contract. It was an obvious attempt to clear cap space by sticking cheap, never-intended-to-be-honored seasons on the back end, and the NHL responded swiftly, voiding the deal and fining the Devils $3 million and first- and third-round picks. Show More Summary

Russia vs. Finland Olympic Ice Hockey: Live Score and Analysis

It was heartbreak for Russia on Wednesday as their men's hockey team fell to Finland by a score of 3-1 at the Bolshoy Ice Dome. The Russians energized the partisan crowd early with a power-play goal by Ilya Kovalchuk, but Finland answered back quickly. Show More Summary

Russia Suffers Embarrassing Hockey Loss And Fails To Make It To The Gold Medal Match At Home

Russia lost to Finland 3-1 in the quarterfinals of the Sochi men's hockey tournament and will not medal for for the third straight Olympics. Russia took an early 1-0 lead when Ilya Kovalchuk scored just eight minutes into the game. But Finland quickly answered and tied the game 90 seconds later. Show More Summary

How Switch to Centre Impacts Taylor Hall's Chance to Make Team Canada

At one point, Alex Ovechkin was the undisputed best left winger in the NHL, getting named to the first All-Star team in five straight seasons from 2006 to 2010. Then diminishing point totals allowed the likes of Ilya Kovalchuk and Daniel...Show More Summary

Ranking Former NHL Players Who Left for the KHL in 2013-14

The average NHL fan is aware of Ilya Kovalchuk's departure to the KHL this offseason. I'm sure he or she may have heard about Nik Antropov, Alex Burmistrov, Wojtek Wolski and Alexei Ponikarovsky signing, too. But what most don't realize...Show More Summary

Will New Jersey Devils Win Without Ilya Kovalchuk?

Now that Ilya Kovalchuk is off to the KHL and, as Igor Eronko of reports, is off to a point-free start, the New Jersey Devils hope that their time without their former superstar doesn ’t start off as slowly. Kovalchuk’s sudden decision to nullify his contract and take his game, and his family, to Russia stunned the hockey world. Show More Summary

Russian Hockey Star Ilya Kovalchuk: 'I Agree' with the Anti-Gay Law

4 years agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

This morning I posted a couple of reactions from Team Canada's Sidney Crosby and Shea Webber to questions at about Russia's anti-gay law at a weekend press conference. Crosby and Webber both disagree with the law, but at least one.....

Ilya Kovalchuk On Russia's Anti-Gay Laws: "I Agree, Of Course"

4 years agoSports : Deadspin

Here's the former NHLer to TSN, as relayed by SI: Read more...

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