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ILYA KOVALCHUK RUMORS

IIHF: Kovalchuk's 'gesture' led to Russians snubbing Canada anthem

Ilya Kovalchuk gave an "unmistakable head gesture" as a signal to his Russian teammates to skate off the ice prior to Canada's national anthem at the 2015 world championship, the International Ice Hockey Federation declared on Monday.The former NHL forward's gesture prompted the majority of his team to head for an open door following Russia's 6-1 loss to the Canadians in the gold...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Russia fined for snubbing Canada's anthem at hockey worlds

ZURICH (AP) The Russian Hockey Federation was fined Monday over the national team snubbing Canada's victory celebrations after the world championship final. The sport's governing body, IIHF, said the Russian players deliberately left the ice before Canada's national anthem was played after a signal from captain Ilya Kovalchuk. The Russian federation had claimed its players had been...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ilya Kovalchuk scores no-look goal

Here’s a reminder that Ilya Kovalchuk is still really, really good. Russia was competing against Belarus during the World Hockey Championships and Kovalchuk scored a pretty awesome goal without even looking at the net. Kovalchuk drifted in and completely sold the fact he was going to pass. One slick wrister later, Kovalchuk tallied a nifty goal and Russia cruised to a lopsided...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Kovalchuk Starts Off Strong Russian Period, Lead Slovenia 3-0

Just two days after taking down Norway 6-2 to start the tournament, the Russians began game two against Slovenia with a quick 3-0 lead after a period of play. The Russians were off to a slow start in comparison to their first game, scoring their first two goals today 36 seconds apart instead of 19 seconds apart like on Friday. Regardless, both goals didn’t look so great for 21...
Via The Hockey House
May 03, 2015  |  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

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

Kovalchuk thinks Varlamov should reunite with his accuser so she can get a green card

Ilya Kovalchuk is once again making headlines in North America despite the fact he's no longer skating in the NHL. The KHL forward had some rather interesting (read: dumb) comments about Semyon Varlamov and his domestic abuse case.  We'll let the comment seen on R-Sport speak for itself: I hope to God it all pans out well and maybe he can somehow reach an agreement...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 11, 2013  |  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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