Rumors

From Frozen Royalty: Lombardi Makes Cryptic Prophesy

“I’m always looking for the next piece,” Lombardi said in a recent interview. “We’re right on schedule. I met with the owner back in July. We talked about if he was happy with our record. This is the way I saw it, this is my projection on what we’re going to need to be a…

Red Light District: Top 5 potential suitors for Kovalchuk

The way it looks right now, Ilya Kovalchuk will become the prize acquisition at this year’s trade deadline. With negotiations between Ilya Kovalchuk’s agent Jay Grossman and Thrashers general manager Don Waddell not going in the right direction, few people around the league are optimistic an extension will get done. If they can’t reach a…

From Helene Elliott: Kings and Ilya Kovalchuk?

The Kings need a pure scorer who could make a difference in the one-goal games they’ve recently lost and solidify their playoff ambitions. Atlanta left wing Ilya Kovalchuk, a two-time 50-goal scorer who can become a free agent July 1, has a $6.4-million salary cap hit that would be prorated according to the number of…

Pierre LeBrun Blog – ESPN

Kovalchuk update I wrote last weekend that the Thrashers would have to enter into a new phase if there was no contract resolution with Ilya Kovalchuk, and that’s exactly what has transpired. While the team remains focused on trying sign the star captain to an extension, it has also started to quietly talk to teams…