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

Alex Kovalev Hangs Up The Skates by   Steven Ellis

Alexei Kovalev, a forward who most recently played with the Florida Panthers, has announced his retirement. Kovalev was drafted by the New York Rangers in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, first round, 15th overall. He became the first Russian born player to be drafted in the first round in the history of the NHL. Best known for his stickhandiling skills, dangling and wrist [...]
Via The Hockey House
March 21, 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

Panthers hope to re-engage fans after lockout

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. As Thursday mornings informal skate by Florida Panthers players concluded, free agent Alexei Kovalev stepped off the ice to give his stick to a female fan in a wheelchair.It was a nice gesture that rewarded one Panthers fan for returning to support her favorite team immediately after the NHL lockout. I was disappointed in the lockout, even mad at times, but I...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 10, 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… — 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...
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 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

Call It A Comeback: Can Alexei Kovalev And Dominik Hasek Return To NHL In 2012?

While we cannot yet officially call it a comeback, especially with the potential NHL lockout on the horizon in just less than a month, but former NHL stars Alexei Kovalev and Dominik Hasek say they are both gearing up for a return to the NHL in the 2012-2013 season. But can AK-27 and The Dominator really still play well enough to ink themselves a deal to return to the...
August 17, 2012  |  Discuss

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