Ilya Kovalchuk, who once walked away from a massive, long-term contract so that he could go home to Russia, now is reportedly considering a return to NHL in the not-too-distant future.
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.
Martin Brodeur thinks the Devils are over Ilya Kovalchuk’s sudden departure to the KHL.
Devils winger Jaromir Jagr hinted on Facebook that this might be his last NHL season.
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.
Mats Zuccarello’s overtime-winning shootout goal could go a long way in determining how high the Rangers finish in the Eastern Conference.
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.
The agent for suspended Islanders defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky says he will report to the team by Feb. 11.
“(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.
Ilya Kovalchuk will be back in the United States Tuesday and practice with the Devils on Wednesday.
Ilya Kovalchuk’s desire to remain in the KHL must have burned Lou Lamoriello and the Devils up.
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.
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.
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.
Some of the NHL’s biggest stars are rushing to Europe with no end to the lockout in sight.