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2015 NHL Draft Profile: Evgeny Svechnikov Looks To Nix The Russian Factor

He's big, he's skilled, he's Russian. What does that mean for Evgeny Svechnikov's draft ranking? It's been a growing trend in recent years, the "Russian Factor" has made talented young Russian hockey players fall in the draft rankings. We saw a highly-talented Russian player in Ivan Barbashev fall to the second round last year because of this.. Why? Because of what happened with Ilya Kovalchuk.. A player could just up and leave for his home country to play in the KHL, and teams have grown fearsome of such things. It's silly really, if you have a highly-skilled player, you're telling me you...
Mile High Hockey May 7, 2015

Daily Links Around the NHL

Daily Cupcakes: Summer of Kovy Re-run? The Lightning won on a buzzer beater to go up 3-0 versus the Canadiens. [SLTrib] Barry Trotz is leading the Caps down a road they're unaccustomed to. [WashingtonPost] Canada and Sweden played the best game of the World Championships so far. [FoxSports] Auston Matthews can't stop impressing the hockey world [AZCentral] Ilya Kovalchuk has not closed the door on a potential Summer of Kovy 2.0 [ESPN] The Jack Adams finalists were announced yesterday [CBSSports] Mike Green is sure to be a hot commodity when free agency opens this summer [USAToday]
Newark Star-Ledger May 6, 2015
Ex-Devil Ilya Kovalchuk on possible NHL return: 'We'll see'

Ex-Devil Ilya Kovalchuk on possible NHL return: 'We'll see'

The Russian superstar spoke about a possible return to the league.

NHL Player News

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    Tim Thomas

Ilya Kovalchuk Photos