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Team Russia forward Ilya Kovalchuk sits on the bench during the preliminary round match against Germany at the IIHF International Ice Hockey World Championship in Helsinki on May 5, 2013. (ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Kovalchuk Happy As A Clam In Russia, While Devils Struggle To Score Goals

Ilya Kovalchuk took his talents — a rare blend of skill, speed and strength — home to Russia last summer. It doesn’t sound as if Kovalchuk has any regrets about his abrupt retirement from the NHL.

01/14/2014

Martin Brodeur #30 and Ilya Kovalchuk #17 (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Brodeur Says Kovalchuk Saga Is Behind The Devils

Martin Brodeur thinks the Devils are over Ilya Kovalchuk’s sudden departure to the KHL.

09/11/2013

Jaromir Jagr (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Jagr Debating Whether First Season With Devils Will Be His Last

Devils winger Jaromir Jagr hinted on Facebook that this might be his last NHL season.

08/21/2013

Ilya Kovalchuk (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Kovalchuk Gives Devils And Fans The Horns Through Faux Retirement

C’mon, Ilya. Everyone can see through your disingenuous words and actions. It wasn’t difficult for you to leave New Jersey. You took the rubles and ran.

07/12/2013

The Rangers’ Mats Zuccarello scores the winning shootout goal against the Maple Leafs. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Hartnett: ‘Hobbit’ Zuccarello Making A Difference In Rangers’ Playoff Push

Mats Zuccarello’s overtime-winning shootout goal could go a long way in determining how high the Rangers finish in the Eastern Conference.

04/11/2013

Mats Zuccarello (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Pint-Sized Zuccarello Will Help Address Rangers’ Scoring Woes

Affectionately nicknamed “The Hobbit” by some, Zuccarello is a gifted offensive talent whose quick-moving legs, remarkable vision and skills on the puck can cause problems for any defense.

03/25/2013

Lubomir Visnovsky (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Agent: Lubomir Visnovsky Will Report To Islanders By Feb. 11

The agent for suspended Islanders defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky says he will report to the team by Feb. 11.

01/27/2013

Lubomir Visnovsky (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Isles’ Visnovsky Remains In Slovakia; Frustration Begins To Brew As Season Nears

“(Visnovsky) will not be allowed to play in the KHL without the Islanders’ consent,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said in an email, according to Newsday’s Arthur Staple.

01/14/2013

Ilya Kovalchuk (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Lamoriello Never Had Concerns About Kovalchuk

Ilya Kovalchuk will be back in the United States Tuesday and practice with the Devils on Wednesday.

01/13/2013

Ilya Kovalchuk (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Devils’ Kovalchuk Cutting KHL Stay Short; Damage Already Done

Ilya Kovalchuk’s desire to remain in the KHL must have burned Lou Lamoriello and the Devils up.

01/11/2013

Ilya Kovalchuk (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Devils Believe llya Kovalchuk Will Return To Team Once Lockout Is Officially Lifted

Kovalchuk, who signed a 15-year, $100 million contract with New Jersey in 2010, played in a KHL game Tuesday. He told Russian media he was playing to stay in shape pending the end of the lockout.

01/08/2013

Hockey fans protest the National Hockey League lockout outside the NHL offices in midtown Manhattan. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Monzo: I Live For Hockey And I Love The Rangers — But I Hate The NHL

For all you hockey fans, I know that you will be back, as will I. But for the rest of the country, the NHL’s existence is just a nasty rumor at this point. It’s a joke on both ends. I hate the NHL.

12/20/2012

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: NHL Is On The Verge Of A PR Nightmare

A large part of Bettman’s role as commissioner is to successfully market the game, avoid labor unrest and protect the health of the league. He’s failed spectacularly in each of these areas throughout his tenure.

10/26/2012

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Hartnett: NHL Stars Bolting For Europe, Expecting Long Lockout

Some of the NHL’s biggest stars are rushing to Europe with no end to the lockout in sight.

09/18/2012

Alexander Semin shoots at the Boston Bruins in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Silverman: Devils’ Coaching Staff Additions Will Help, Signing High-Scoring Semin Will Help More

Signing Alexander Semin will help ease the scoring Devils’ void left by the loss of Zach Parise to the Wild.

07/19/2012

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