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The Hockey Writers

San Jose Sharks’ Pitch to John Tavares

In about two weeks, New York Islanders center John Tavares might hit the open market. If he makes it to free agency, he’ll be the best player to hit the open market in a very long time. While he doesn’t become a free agent until July 1, he can start listening to other offers before […] The post San Jose Sharks’ Pitch to John Tavares appeared first on The Hockey Writers.


NHL Free Agency: Penguins absent from Ilya Kovalchuk talk

The Penguins are seemingly in the mix for at least everyone, but one doesn’t appear to be Ilya Kovalchuk Ilya Kovalchuk is about to make a return to the NHL and per The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun, his suitors have emerged. Further to what my TSN colleague Darren Dreger reported over the weekend when he tweeted that Ilya Kovalchuk had weekend visits with Los Angeles and San Jose, my sense of the market for the Russian winger is made up of two groups. The top contenders, I believe, are the Kings (who met with Kovalchuk [last] Friday), the Bruins, the Rangers and the Sharks (who met with...

Last Word on Hockey

NHL Off-Season Rumours: Ilya Kovalchuk, Paul Stastny, Phil Kessel

It’s time for another edition of NHL off-season rumours. There will be a lot of speculation on what players may be on the move before the start of free agency on July 1. Some big names could be on the move, including Ilya Kovalchuk. Today we talk about Kovalchuk and his tour of California, Paul Stastny’s possible return to the St. Louis Blues and the rising trade talk of Phil Kessel. Ilya Kovalchuk Rumour: Darren Dreger of TSN reported that the Los Angels Kings and the Russian forward met on Saturday. The same report stated that the 35-year-old forward would meet with the San Jose Sharks...

Fear The Fin

Ilya Kovalchuk to meet with Sharks

Kovy becomes a free agent on July 1st. Just two days off of the 2017-18 NHL season ending and things are already getting interesting in the free agency area. Last night, Darren Dreger of TSN reported today that Ilya Kovalchuk is due to visit the Sharks today in San Jose, fresh off a visit to the LA Kings on Friday. Ilya Kovalchuk in California this weekend. Visited with the LA Kings yesterday and will meet with the Sharks tomorrow.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) June 9, 2018 It’s important to note that Ilya’s rights still belong to the New Jersey Devils, as a repercussion of the...