Steve Yzerman’s Busy Summer

Back when Steve Yzerman was hired as the new general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning, it was clear that changes were in the air. And, true to form, Yzerman has been busy this summer transforming the team into a contender. In the two months since his hiring, Stevie Y has brought hope back toContinue reading “Steve Yzerman’s Busy Summer”

Ilya Kovalchuk: The Devil You Know

Ilya Kovalchuk is staying with the Devils he knows. He’s signed a whopping 17-year deal worth $102 million to stay in New Jersey. The league’s leading goal scorer since 2001 has finally ended ages of speculation, putting an end to seemingly countless possibilities about where he’d end up and for how long. Los Angeles, NewContinue reading “Ilya Kovalchuk: The Devil You Know”

The Thrashers and Kovalchuk: Is He Worth It?

There have been a number of reports floating around the hockey world that suggest that Thrashers superstar Ilya Kovalchuk is asking for over $10 million a season to remain in Atlanta. That’s a hefty price tag for what many analysts consider to be a mixed bag player in Kovalchuk. But the fact of the matterContinue reading “The Thrashers and Kovalchuk: Is He Worth It?”

Tkachuk Signs On For Another Year

Veteran forward Keith Tkachuk is coming back for at least one more year with the St. Louis Blues. The team signed Tkachuk to a one-year-deal worth $2.15 million on the basis of a decent season and locker room presence. Tkachuk finished up the 2008-2009 NHL season with 49 points in 79 regular season games. HeContinue reading “Tkachuk Signs On For Another Year”