NHL Offseason: Kovalchuk, Pronger, and Other Atlantic Division Concerns

August 22nd, 2010 by Alison Myers Leave a reply »
Can you believe it is almost the end of August?

The opening of NHL training camps is just under a month away. The summer is flying by, but many NHL teams still have issues to solve before the puck drops on September’s preseason action.

Here is a roundup of some of the latest issues in the Atlantic Division that are hopefully going to be resolved before the puck drops on September's preseason action.


The Ilya Kovalchuk Saga: Volume 23

There hasn’t been a lot of change on this front. Kovalchuk remains an UFA and the New Jersey Devils are still hoping to work out a contract with him. He also supposedly talked to the KHL, but it doesn’t look like he is headed over there.

Devils General Manager Lou Lamoriello is not commenting on the situation until a deal is reached.


The End of Elias?

The Sporting News recently reported that Devils left winger Patrik Elias could be moved to sign fellow winger Zach Parise to a long-term deal.

Elias is under contract with New Jersey until 2013 for $5 million a year. His contract was the longest handed out ...

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