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ILYA KOVALCHUK RUMORS

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Russia Controls First Period, Lead Norway 4-0

Russia’s start to the World Championships couldn’t have been any better as the team managed to take a 4-0 lead against Norway in the first period. Two goals by Russia 17 seconds apart made Norway look silly right off the bat. With Andreas Martinsen in the box for Norway, the Russians had a lot more room to play around with the puck. That was proven with their extreme passes in...
Via The Hockey House
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kovalchuk says he'll captain Russia at hockey world championships

  Former New Jersey Devils player Ilya Kovalchuk says he will captain the Russian national team at this year's hockey world championship. Kovalchuk, who left the NHL for SKA St. Petersburg in 2013, tells Russian media that coach Oleg Znarok gave him the captain's role on Tuesday, a day before the Russian team departs for the tournament in the Czech Republic. Kovalchuk has captained...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kovalchuk to captain Russia at hockey world championship

MOSCOW (AP) Former New Jersey Devils player Ilya Kovalchuk says he will captain the Russian national team at this year's hockey world championship. Kovalchuk, who left the NHL for SKA St. Petersburg in 2013, tells Russian media that coach Oleg Znarok gave him the captain's role on Tuesday, a day before the Russian team departs for the tournament in the Czech Republic. Kovalchuk...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

SKA St. Petersburg beats Kazan to win KHL title

KAZAN, Russia (AP) Ilya Kovalchuk led SKA St. Petersburg to its first Kontinental Hockey League title on Sunday as the team clinched a 4-1 series victory over Ak Bars Kazan. Kovalchuk scored two goals as SKA beat Ak Bars 6-1 on the road in Game 5 to secure the Gagarin Cup. Despite consistently having one of the highest-paid KHL rosters in recent years, SKA had never reached the...
Via AP on Fox
15 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

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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