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Stanley Cup of Chowder 9 hours ago
The Bruins are reportedly finalists for Ilya Kovalchuk

The Bruins are reportedly finalists for Ilya Kovalchuk

If Dreger is to be believed, they’re the only suitor left in the Eastern time zone. Today was the first official day of summer, but hockey summer doesn’t really kick off until July 1st. Sure, the draft is cool and all, but it’s nothing compared to wildly overpaying for free agents! One of the biggest names on the board is Ilya Kovalchuk, the former Atlanta Thrasher (I will use him in a Thrashers photo for every post) who is set to return from the KHL after spending several years overseas. It was a little surprising when it was reported that the Bruins were in the mix, and is even...
NESN.com 9 hours ago

Bruins GM Don Sweeney Confirms Talks With Ilya Kovalchuk’s Camp

Ilya Kovalchuk hasn’t played in the NHL in five years, but he’s drawing interest from a number of teams. The... Read More »
The Republican 13 hours ago
Ilya Kovalchuk rumors: Boston Bruins 'still in the mix' for star winger (report)

Ilya Kovalchuk rumors: Boston Bruins 'still in the mix' for star winger (report)

Ilya Kovalchuk is reportedly still in play for the Boston Bruins this offseason.
Knights On Ice 19 hours ago
Golden Knights reportedly “top contenders” to sign Ilya Kovalchuk

Golden Knights reportedly “top contenders” to sign Ilya Kovalchuk

Add the Golden Knights to the list of teams interested in Ilya Kovalchuk. After spending five seasons in the KHL, former New Jersey Devils forward Ilya Kovalchuk is ready to return to the NHL. As for where he will play next season, that’s what everyone is trying to figure out, including Kovalchuk himself. Although it’s still early in the process and Kovalchuk can’t sign with a team until July 1, rumors about where the dynamic Russian winger will end up are rampant. According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, the St. Louis Blues, Anaheim Ducks, Dallas Stars, New York Islanders, Boston Bruins,...
Chowder and Champions 23 hours ago

Boston Bruins: Bruce Cassidy intrigued by Ilya Kovalchuk

You can add another name to the list of Boston Bruins management that would be interested in bringing in veteran winger Ilya Kovalchuk. The talk of the hockey world has been where will Ilya Kovalchuk land? The 35-year-old is coming back to the NHL and the Boston Bruins are one of the front-runners to land […] Boston Bruins: Bruce Cassidy intrigued by Ilya Kovalchuk - Chowder and Champions - Chowder and Champions - A Boston Sports Site - Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, Bruins and More!
NESN.com Jun 20, 2018

Patrice Bergeron Ready To Help Bruins In Recruitment Of Ilya Kovalchuk

Its all hands on deck for the Boston Bruins in their pursuit of Ilya Kovalchuk. The Bruins have been candid... Read More »
Stanley Cup of Chowder Jun 20, 2018
Fresh Links: Baggage

Fresh Links: Baggage

An embattled former Senator-then-Shark has been flipped yet again. And it’s only Wednesday! In Bruins news you can use: NHL Awards nominees Bruce Cassidy and Patrice Bergeron are in Las Vegas, the former is just pleased to have been nominated, and the latter is just recovering from surgery. Boston Herald Cassidy spoke almost wistfully about how Ilya Kovalchuk would make a fine roster addition. ESPN Hey! Remember Brandon Carlo? We get him back this fall- and here’s why we should be glad. Boston Sports Extra Salary cap era poison? David Backes joins a former Bruin on this short list...
NESN.com Jun 20, 2018

Why Bruce Cassidy Thinks Ilya Kovalchuk Would Be ‘Nice Fit’ For Bruins

Make no mistake: The Boston Bruins, and their head coach, want Ilya Kovalchuk. The 35-year-old winger, who left the NHL... Read More »
Stanley Cup of Chowder Jun 19, 2018
Fresh Links: So Long

Fresh Links: So Long

What do Barry Trotz and the Capitals now have in common with Mike Hoffman and the Senators? In Bruins news you can use: Matt Grzelcyk was glad to have avoided arbitration. Weren’t we all? Patriot Ledger Five years away from the NHL? That’s no more a problem for the (hopefully) returning Ilya Kovalchuk than for a certain recent former Bruin. 98.5 The Sports Hub As the Bruins look ahead to the NHL awards, let’s take a look back at some highly decorated Bruins from days gone by, and yes, of course, Patrice Bergeron. Bruins NHL It looks like Austin Czarnik’s future may hinge upon...
St. Louis Game Time Jun 17, 2018
Blues interested in Ilya Kovalchuk

Blues interested in Ilya Kovalchuk

Will they land the Russian superstar? Ilya Kovalchuk is returning to the NHL from an extended stay with SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL. After winning the Gragarin Cup twice in 2015 and 2017, Kovalchuk helped (Not) Russia capture the gold medal at the 2018 Olympics. The former Rocket Richard winner has been tied to either the San Jose Sharks or the Los Angeles Kings, but other teams are throwing their hats into the ring. Kovalchuk had 31 goals and 32 assists in 51 games last year in the KHL. Yes, the NHL and KHL are completely different beasts - ask Vladimir Sobotka - but the 35 year old...
Puck Prose Jun 17, 2018

NHL Free Agency: Top 5 suitors for Ilya Kovalchuk

After 5 years in the KHL, Ilya Kovalchuk is ready to come back to the NHL. Here are his five best suitors in NHL free agency. Ilya Kovalchuk is looking to come back to the NHL after leaving for the KHL five years ago. It’s been a while since we’ve heard this name so his […] NHL Free Agency: Top 5 suitors for Ilya Kovalchuk - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL
SNY TV Jun 17, 2018

Ilya Kovalchuk may not be coming to the Rangers

Ilya Kovalchuk may not be coming to the Rangers
The Hockey Writers Jun 17, 2018

Kovalchuk & Golden Knights: A Perfect Match

Another offseason, another collection of rumors about former NHL superstar Ilya Kovalchuk coming back to the league. The difference this season is that his return is real. Now that he is 35 and the New Jersey Devils have no control over his rights, Kovalchuk can return to any team he wants. He has already been […] The post Kovalchuk & Golden Knights: A Perfect Match appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Canes Country Jun 17, 2018
Storm Advisory: 6/17/18

Storm Advisory: 6/17/18

Hockey dads on Father’s Day, more on Domi and Galchenyuk, and the RFA system. Reading Assignments Mike Maniscalco was on NHL Network with not a lot of new info, although you can put your worries of a Whalers-inspired third jersey to rest. On Father’s Day, letters from hockey dads to their sons. [The Athletic] Add the St. Louis Blues to the list of teams interested in Ilya Kovalchuk. [The Score] Let’s check in on the Alex Galchenyuk-Max Domi trade...still not great! And four of Max Domi's nine goals last season were empty-netters. https://t.co/keTKLx3vlC— Stu Cowan (@StuCowan1)...
The Hockey Writers Jun 17, 2018

Rangers Rebuild Won’t Derail If Kovalchuk Signs

If you put 10 individuals in a room and ask them their views on the same subject, I’ll guarantee that you’ll get answers from every different direction. That’s why it isn’t surprising you cannot get a consensus opinion on whether signing free-agent forward Ilya Kovalchuk would derail the New York Rangers rebuild. One thing for certain […] The post Rangers Rebuild Won’t Derail If Kovalchuk Signs appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

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