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ILYA KOVALCHUK RUMORS

New Jersey Devils Fire Coach Pete DeBoer

Pete DeBoer’s time as head coach of the Devils is over. The New Jersey Devils have fired coach Pete DeBoer after three-plus seasons, the team announced Friday. Over the past 15 seasons, the Devils have made a league high 13 coaching changes. DeBoer’s tenure with the Devils got off to a rousing start when the team reached the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 2003 in...
Via Standing O Sports
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ilya Kovalchuk Return to NHL

Ilya Kovalchuk surprised hockey fans everywhere when he left the New Jersey Devils halfway through the 2012-13 NHL season. Why did he break his contract, which paid him an annual cap hit of  $6.67 million? He left for the promise of greener pastures in his homeland Russia. A KHL team, SKA Saint Petersburg, offered him $20 million per season. Also, he missed is family and homeland in Russia.
Via NHL Trade Rumors
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Devils GM squashes Ilya Kovalchuk rumors

Have you heard the new batch of rumors swirling around Ilya Kovalchuk? Summarized, it reconnects the New Jersey Devils with Kovalchuk in the very near future. The odds are extremely poor that it would ever happen, but that hasn’t prevented the rumors from persisting. Kovalchuk returning for the 2014-15 season is basically impossible and would require the consent of all of the other...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Devils, Ilya Kovalchuk reunited next season?

Ilya Kovalchuk celebrates scoring a goal for Russia in the Olympics last February. (Clive Mason/Getty Images)NEW YORK -  Here's a hot rumor spreading on the Internet: Devils superstar-turned-quitter Ilya Kovalchuk wants a redo in time for next season and is in talks with his former NHL club to return next season. Could this be true? Or is this just a ridiculous rumor started...
Via Hockey Fan Land
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Kovalchuk returning to the NHL next season?

Over the weekend, reports surfaced on the internet that Ilya Kovalchuk could be returning to the NHL for the 2014-15 New Jersey Devils season. But how exactly would that work, considering the current  rules? DEVILS are involved in discussions to bring back Ilya Kovalchuk…negotiations have begun, expect more news on this shortly #NJDevils — DINO COSTA (@REALDINOCOSTA) […]
Via The Hockey Report
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Kovalchuk's First Year Back

One of the big stories, perhaps the biggest, involving the KHL in the Summer of 2013 was the return to the league of Ilya Kovalchuk.  The New Jersey Devils star unexpectedly announced his retirement from the NHL, and signed a contract only a day or so later with SKA St. Petersburg, with whom he had spent time during the NHL's 2012-13 lockout and where he was promptly handed the...
Via Puckrant.com
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Russia's Ilya Kovalchuk misses practice to rest

Ilya Kovalchuk missed Russia's final practice before the qualification round. Russian hockey coach Zinetula Bilyaletdinov told reporters Monday that the forward was resting and not injured. Kovalchuk missed the final minutes of the second period in Sunday's win over Slovakia after appearing to hurt his right ankle. He returned and played in the preliminary-round game, scoring in...
Via AP on Fox
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ilya Kovalchuk feels better playing in the KHL

It's been several months since Ilya Kovalchuk shocked the hockey world and abruptly announced his retirement from the NHL. Since then Kovalchuk has played in the KHL and we've only mentioned him in passing. So, how are things going for Kovalchuk? Pretty well. In a report seen on NJ.com, Kovalchuk revealed that it "feels better" playing in the KHL due to his close proximity to...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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