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ALEXEI KOVALEV RUMORS

Alexei Kovalev hangs up skates after 24 years of pro hockey

With the 15th pick in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, the New York Rangers made Alexei Kovalev the first ever Russian player to be selected in the first round.* I went overboard with links, mainly because I'm not sure when I'll get to write about one of my favorite childhood players again. So please forgive me. Also, feel free to pre-check the URL's first, I promise they'...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Injuries Force Alexei Kovalev To Retire From Hockey

from Martin Merk of IIHF.com,  Long-time Russian national team player Alexei Kovalyov, 41, calls it a career after 24 years in professional hockey. “Unfortunately I have to retire because of my injuries,” he told TV channel Kanal9 at a camp in Leukerbad. Kovalyov represented Russia and the Soviet Union at several occasions and won Olympic gold in Albertville 1992...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Alexei Kovalev shows loyalties to the Rangers

Alexei Kovalev was a member of both the Montreal Canadians and the New York Rangers during his long, 20-year NHL career. He played well for both teams, but nothing tops his Stanley Cup win with the New York Rangers in 1994. Kovalev, a 1991 draftee of the club, was part of the team that snapped the longest drought in NHL history at that time. While he would go on to personal success...
Via Bloguin Best
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Kovalev Regrets Signing with Ottawa

  Having participated in yesterday’s charitable NHL All-Star alumni vs Montreal Canadiens alumni game, former Senator forward Alexei Kovalev expressed difficulty coming to terms with the realization that his NHL career is over. Maybe like the rest of us, he is surprised that it didn’t end at the conclusion of the 2010/11 season. Alas, Kovalev seems to be caught up...
Via The 6th Sens
March 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Alexei Kovalev turns back clock for Florida Panthers

Few players in NHL history have matched Alexei Kovalev’s talent level.The man can dangle. He can freeze defenders with his one-on-one moves, snap wicked wrist shots on goal and create scoring opportunities with his deft passing.He has scored 1,027 points in 1,304 NHL games. Once upon a time, in 2000-01, he scored 95 points for the Pittsburgh Penguins in a single season. More recently...
Via Fox - The Hockey Guy
January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Panthers give Kovalev a shot with one-year deal

The Florida Panthers signed veteran right winger Alexei Kovalev to a one-year deal worth $1 million. The contract also includes the opportunity earn additional bonuses, TSN reported. Kovalev, 39, has been out of the NHL since the 2010-11 season when he appeared in 20 games for Pittsburgh and had two goals and five assists. Last season, he played 22 games in his native Russia...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Alexei Kovalev nearing comeback

As the NHL teams scramble to shore up their rosters with big free agent acquisitions, trades, and releases of bad contracts, all to compete in a sprint to the playoffs, Alexei Kovalev doesn’t figure to make or break a team for the Stanley Cup, but is a great story nevertheless.  Kovalev appears near to signing a 1-year deal with the Florida Panthers to compete in his 19th season...
Via Around The Rink
January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Kovalev Trying Out with Panthers

Seen a lot of rumors out there about the Rangers possibly bringing Alex Kovalev in for a tryout. This tweet should put those rumors to rest... Alexei Kovalev works out with the #FlaPanthers in Pompano twitter.com/GeorgeRichards… — George Richards (@GeorgeRichards) January 8, 2013 Kovalev had 16 goals in 74 games w/ Pens-Sens in 2010-11. ....listen, I love...
Via NY Rangers Blog
January 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Alexei Kovalev attempting NHL comeback

The fate of the 2012-13 NHL season is yet to be determined. However, if the season does take place in one form or another, one former star is attempting an NHL comeback. Alexei (or Alex) Kovalev has stated that he has a couple of tryout offers with different NHL clubs, signaling that his comments about a potential comeback are quite real. Kovalev, who turns the ripe age of 40 in...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Alexei Kovalev Getting Offers From NHL Teams?

Former Ranger Alexei Kovalev spent the last season in the KHL, but told AllHockey.ru that he could make a return to North America. From the article (roughly translated by Google): "In the near future I am going to North America. I have offers from several teams, they are just beginning to practice at the end of August." What is not clear, however, is whether Kovalev...
Via NY Rangers Blog
August 17, 2012  |  Discuss
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