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Former Capitals In Playoffs -- Johnny Oduya?

Buried deep in the halls of the NHL is a little known secret. Who am I kidding? This is one that probably not many people know at all. However, at one time Johnny Oduya was a member of the Washington Capitals organization. Now he never did play for the Caps. Instead, Oduya wound up in Sweden before coming back to the U.S. to play for several teams and won a Stanley Cup in Chicago...
Via Puckrant.com
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Six NHLer’s Confirmed For Russia’s World Championship Roster by   Steven Ellis

With the Washington Capitals missing the playoffs for the first time since the 2006-2007 season, the Russian national team will be fortunate enough to ice the talents of Evgeni Kuznetsov and Alexander Ovechkin. Unfortunately, with Ilya Kovalchuk, Alexander Radulov and Alexander Semin missing the tournament due to injuries, the team will have a tough time trying to reach the medal [...]
Via The Hockey House
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2014 NHL Mock Draft: Analysis, Predictions For Each Lottery Team

The Buffalo Sabres lost again Tuesday night when the Florida Panthers won the NHL draft lottery despite having the second-best chance to win the top selection in June’s draft. Buffalo had the best odds to win, but it will pick second. Aside from the top two picks, the rest of the lottery order went as expected. Now that we know the order of the first 14 selections, it’s time...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers win No. 1 pick in NHL draft lottery; Preds get 11th slot

The Florida Panthers bucked the odds by jumping up a spot to win the NHL draft lottery and earn the right to the top pick in June. The Panthers, who finished 29th in the league, vaulted ahead of the last-place Buffalo Sabres, who had the best odds of winning the lottery held in Toronto on Tuesday night. The Panthers (29-45-8) had an 18.8 percent chance of winning the lottery, behind...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers win draft lottery, will pick first overall in upcoming draft

On Tuesday evening, the NHL Draft Lottery took place in Toronto. After the dust settled, the Florida Panthers won the lottery and will pick first in June’s NHL Draft which will take place in Philadelphia. While the New Jersey Devils did not qualify for the playoffs, they will be picking 30th in the first round of this year’s draft. This is due to the NHL giving New Jersey back...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers win draft lottery, will pick first overall in upcoming draft

On Tuesday evening, the NHL Draft Lottery took place in Toronto. After the dust settled, the Florida Panthers won the lottery and will pick first in June’s NHL Draft which will take place in Philadelphia. While the New Jersey Devils did not qualify for the playoffs, they will be picking 30th in the first round of this year’s draft. This is due to the NHL giving New Jersey back...
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  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...
Via Puckrant.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin would have to negotiate out of current deal to head to KHL

Ilya Kovalchuk shocked the hockey world last summer when he retired from the NHL and signed with SKA Saint Petersburg in the KHL the following week. Would Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin be next? From TSN: On Thursday’s edition of Insider Trading on the NHL on TSN, (Pierre LeBrun) reported that there were whispers out of the KHL that one of the clubs may try to approach...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ilya Kovalchuk To Miss 2014 World Championships by   Steven Ellis

The Russian roster at the 2014 World Championships may have taken it’s biggest hit possible: Ilya Kovalchuk will not be available after requiring knee surgery following an injury at the 2014 Olympics. Kovalchuk was injured in Sochi in Team Russia’s final group game against Slovakia and damaged it further in a game against Norway shortly after. According to Dmitry Chesnokov, the Russian [...]
Via The Hockey House
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Why The Devils Are Missing The Playoffs

Last season the New Jersey Devils missed the playoffs.  I argued that they were a better team than their record showed as they had a very good team Corsi.  In fact it was second best in the NHL.  Many people looked at the Devils as a team that missed the playoffs and had their top offensive player in Ilya Kovalchuk leave on them and saw a poor season.  Some even picked them to...
Via Kukla's Korner
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Devils Rumor: Team gets first round pick back from the commissioner

The New Jersey Devils, during the period in which they were owned by Jeff Vanderbeek, were relieved of one of their first round picks, as punishment for attempting to circumnavigate the salary cap in a contract for Ilya Kovalchuk, and this week Gary Bettman, returned the pick to the club.This move appears to be quid pro quo being paid to new owners Joshua Harris and David Blitzer...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL reduces Devils' penalties regarding Kovalchuk contract

The NHL today announced Thursday it modified the penalty for the Devils being found guilty of circumventing the salary cap on Ilya Kovalchuk’s contract in 2010. The Devils were due to surrender their first-round pick this year to complete the penalty. Instead, the Devils will pick 30th (last) in the first round of this year’s draft regardless of where they finish in the standings...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Returns First-Round Draft Pick Devils Lost For Circumventing Salary Cap

The NHL punished the New Jersey Devils for salary cap circumvention in 2010 when they re-signed star forward Ilya Kovalchuk to a 17-year contract worth $102 million, of which $95 million was front-loaded into the first 10 years. An independent arbitrator ruled against the Devils, and they were forced to relinquish a first-round pick in any draft from 2011-14, pay a $3 million fine...
Via NESN.com
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The NHL Modifies The Penalty Handed To The New Jersey Devils For Cap Cicumvention

NEW YORK (March 6, 2014) -- The National Hockey League announced today that it has decided to modify the disciplinary sanctions originally imposed on the New Jersey Devils’ franchise for its conduct in connection with the signing of former NHL Player Ilya Kovalchuk in July 2010, which conduct was determined by an Impartial Arbitrator to have constituted a circumvention of the NHL...
Via Kukla's Korner
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL alters punishment to Devils over Kovalchuck contract

The National Hockey League is reversing part of its punishment against the New Jersey Devils for cap circumvention when they signed forward Ilya Kovalchuk nearly four years ago. TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports that the NHL will be forgiving $1.5 million of its original fine in addition to changing its ruling on penalty regarding the first-round pick. In 2010, the Devils...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Ilya Kovalchuk scores fantastic goal during loss to Finland

Russian forward Ilya Kovalchuk showed off his skills early in the Russia-Finland quarterfinal game with this fantastic shot, dislodging the water bottle from the net. Unfortunately for Kovalchuk and the Russian team, it was the only thing that went well for them in their 3-1 loss to the Finns. [@PeteBlackburn] The post Ilya Kovalchuk scores fantastic goal during loss to Finland...
Via Diehardsport
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Russia's Ilya Kovalchuk plays on injured ankle; scores in win over Norway

Practice makes perfect?  Ilya Kovalchuk disagrees.Not in the way that basketball player Allen Iverson did in his infamous rant in response to being fined for missing practice years back, but simply because he feels that practice can't simulate game conditions - and while the Norwegian Team probably takes his remarks as disrespectful, in the end, he is correct.Kovalchuk...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Not all of the Top Olympic Hockey Players Hail from the NHL

NHL fans know all about Ilya Kovalchuk (via Russia Hockey Fans) The NHL’s presence in the men’s hockey tournament at the Winter Olympic Games has generated a great amount of excitement worldwide in the competition.  Giving the top players in the world the chance to represent their countries in a showcase tournament is a great honor for the athletes and fans.  However, many...
Via Grandstand University
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Ilya Kovalchuck Is Still Here

I’m not going to lie — until Saturday’s Olympic hockey clash between Team USA and Team Russia, I completely forgot about Ilya Kovalchuk. I mean, I didn’t forget about him in the sense that he existed. After all, he played in the NHL just last season. No, I forgot about him as a current hockey player […]The post Ilya Kovalchuck Is Still Here appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Semin the scapegoat as Russians scramble lines, search for goals

After yesterday’s win against Slovakia, the Russians decided not to skip their practice on their day off. Related Stories Kovalchuk misses practice, still expected to play Tuesday NBC Sports Ovechkin: Russians got ‘casual’ after early lead vs. Slovenia NBC Sports In routing Slovakia, Americans display the ‘kind of depth’ that ‘you need to have’ NBC Sports Russian...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 17, 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...
Via AP on Fox
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Slovakian Olympic Goalie Uses Rear End To Level Alexei Tereshenko (GIF)

The best hit of the 2014 Winter Olympic hockey tournament was made Sunday — by a goalie. The player delivering that hit was Slovakian netminder Jan Laco, who held Russia scoreless in regulation before Ilya Kovalchuk won it for the host nation in a shootout. Laco’s play in net was impressive, but his check on Russian forward Alexei Tereshenko was even better. Laco lost control...
Via NESN.com
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Russia survives shootout with Slovakia 1-0

Alexander Radulov and Ilya Kovalchuk scored in a shootout, Semyon Varlamov stopped 27 shots, and Russia beat Slovakia 1-0 in the Olympic men's hockey tournament Sunday, a day after losing a shootout to the U.S. After Varlamov stopped both Slovak attempts in the shootout, Kovalchuk beat Jan Laco to seal the Russians' second win in the preliminary-round. Laco was a surprise...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Team Russia survives shootout with Slovakia 1-0

SOCHI, Russia (AP) -- Alexander Radulov and Ilya Kovalchuk scored in a shootout, Semyon Varlamov stopped 27 shots, and Russia beat Slovakia 1-0 in the Olympic men's hockey tournament Sunday, a day after losing a shootout to the U.S. After Varlamov stopped both Slovak attempts in the shootout, Kovalchuk beat Jan Laco to seal the Russians' second win in the preliminary-round...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Kovalchuk doesn’t see Olympics as chance for KHL to prove itself

Ilya Kovalchuk may have “retired” from the NHL to play in the KHL, but he doesn’t see the upcoming Olympic tournament as two leagues pitted against each other, and he doesn’t see it as a way for the fledgling, mostly-Russian league to prove its worth against the more established one in North America. “It’s two great leagues. It doesn’t matter where anybody plays,...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

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