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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

9 months 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 forward Ilya Kovalchuk reacts after scoring a goal against Finland during the first period o

9 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

[Russia forward Ilya Kovalchuk reacts after scoring a goal against Finland during the first period of a men's quarterfinal ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics on Wednesday. Image via Julio Cortez/AP.] Read more...

Finns Oust Russian Hosts from Hockey Tournament

Seventy-five-years ago, Finland fended off a Russian invasion. Today in Sochi, the Russians couldn't fend off the Finnish invaders. As in 1939, the Russians struck first. Ilya Kovalchuk scored on a Russian power play at 7:51 of the first frame. 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 Sports.ru 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

last yearLGBT / 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"

last yearSports : Deadspin

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

Biggest Ups and Downs of New Jersey Devils' 2013 Offseason

It's been a very eventful offseason for the New Jersey Devils. Whether it was losing Ilya Kovalchuk, trading for Cory Schneider while hosting the NHL draft, or the arrival of new owner Josh Harris, the Devils stole most hockey headlines during the summer of 2013. There will be plenty of new faces in New Jersey in 2013-14. Show More Summary

Projected 2013-14 Lines for the New Jersey Devils' Revamped Lineup

With the sudden retirement of Ilya Kovalchuk and the signings of Ryane Clowe, Michael Ryder and Jaromir Jagr, the New Jersey Devils are going to have a fresh look going into the 2013-14 season. Jagr has stated his interest in playing...Show More Summary

10 Former New York Rangers Playing in the KHL in 2013-14

It's been two weeks since Ilya Kovalchuk retired from the NHL—then signed in the Kontinental Hockey League a few days later—but the ramifications may last for many offseasons to come. He's the most high-profile player to make the transfer...Show More Summary

Jaromir Jagr agrees to one-year deal with Devils, report says

The New Jersey Devils were stunned when Ilya Kovalchuk suddenly bolted, leaving behind $77 million in order to return home to Russia and play for the KHL. Today, they’ve made a move to fill the gap, reportedly finalizing a one-year … Continue reading ?

Power Ranking the New Jersey Devils' Top 6 Forwards

It's been a busy July for the New Jersey Devils as they have not only undergone a major face lift but lost a franchise player for the second offseason in a row. The departures of Ilya Kovalchuk (retirement) and David Clarkson (free agency)...Show More Summary

New Jersey Devils: Five Players Who Need to Make a Big Impact This Season.

The New Jersey Devils are not in a strong position. Ilya Kovalchuk is gone, the East has gotten markedly better in the past year and the Devils don't have their first round pick in the 2014 draft, meaning that if things completely fall...Show More Summary

NHL Free Agency: 5 Free Agents That Could Wind Up with the New Jersey Devils

Ilya Kovalchuk is not someone a team can easily replace, but the Devils will have to just that now that the 30-year-old All-Star is heading to Russia. Kovalchuk shocked the hockey world when he announced his retirement from the NHL last week, leaving 12 years and $77 million on the table to take his family home. Show More Summary

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