Breaking down the Ilya Kovalchuk rumors

Ever since the news broke that Ilya Kovalchuk wants to come back to the NHL, preferring to play in New York or Florida, the Rangers have been linked to them. Elliotte Friedman added fuel to that fire during this week’s 30 Thoughts, mentioning that the Rangers also appear to have interest. It would be silly […] The post Breaking down the Ilya Kovalchuk rumors appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
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12 days ago

Chicago Blackhawks, Ilya Kovalchuk Are Not A Future Match

Ilya Kovalchuk is apparently ready to make his return to the NHL ranks, but the Chicago Blackhawks will not be the next team to acquire him The big news in the professional hockey is that Ilya Kovalchuk is returning to the NHL. Kovalchuk had retired from the NHL in 2012-13, leaving behind teams like the […] Chicago Blackhawks, Ilya Kovalchuk Are Not A Future Match - Blackhawk Up...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ilya Kovalchuk would prefer to stay in New York or wind up in Florida

On Sunday, rumors that former NHL All-Star Ilya Kovalchuk would return to the league from the KHL heated up. On Monday, his potential landing spot became a bit clearer. Russian reporter Slava Malamud tweeted Kovalchuk would prefer to stay in New York or would like to wind up in Florida via a sign-and-trade. New Jersey is very close to New York, so Kovalchuk’s reported destinations...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

New Jersey Devils plan to reach out to Ilya Kovalchuk about an NHL return

Is Ilya Kovalchuk planning on returning to the NHL? We may soon find out. As rumors have been swirling regarding the 34-year-old’s interest in making an NHL comeback, the New Jersey Devils are planning on reaching out to Kovalchuk’s agent. Devils GM Ray Shero discussed in an interview prior to the NHL Draft Lottery that the team is planning on reaching out to Kovalchuk’s agent...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

The New Jersey Devils and the Ilya Kovalchuk conundrum

There have been growing reports the last two weeks that Ilya Kovalchuk wants to return to the NHL after playing in Russia for the last four seasons. Kovalchuk infamously retired after the New Jersey Devils reached the Stanley Cup in 2012 at only 29-years-old. This retirement came after signing a 17-year, $102 million contract in the Summer of 2010. Now that Kovalchuk apparently...
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April 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Ilya Kovalchuk is keeping his options open regarding NHL return

The Ilya Kovalchuk returning to the NHL rumor is once again upon us. Speculation on Kovalchuk’s return to the league seems to be prevalent each and every season. In 2014, the Devils were rumored to be bringing back the former 50-goal scorer. Earlier this season, rumors suggest Kovalchuk was considering an NHL return were also floated out there. So is Kovalchuk ever going to return...
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November 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Kovalchuk not going to China or NHL, will stay with SKA St. Petersburg

With the KHL set to expand into China, reports suggested that former New Jersey Devils forward Ilya Kovalchuk would join the team in 2016-17. Those reports are apparently false, as Kovalchuk told Aivis Kalnins of One Puck Short that he’s going to honor his contract with SKA St. Petersburg. “I have a contract with SKA for one more season,” Kovalchuk said. “It will be a pleasure...
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April 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Kovalchuk rejoins KHL club, ending NHL return rumors

After rumblings that Ilya Kovalchuk split from SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL, the Russian forward rejoined the team for Game 1 of their second-round playoff matchup against Dynamo Moscow, putting a quick stop to the rumors that he’d be returning to the NHL. .@hcSKA captain Ilya Kovalchuk is back for the @khl Western Conference Semi's against @dynamo_ru @khl_eng pic.twitter.com...
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March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ilya Kovalchuk scores no-look goal

By David Rogers 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 had the defense believing he was going to pass. One slick wrister later, Kovalchuk tallied a nifty goal and...
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May 09, 2015  |  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...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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