Interested in Kovalchuk includes…
Bob McKenzie: The Bruins don’t appear to be interested in signing Kovalchuk.
Rumor roundup for Friedman’s thoughts
There is a large group of pending UFAs that are playing on teams that are trying to win now. Some teams that are trying to win that could shuffle the deck a bit – T.J. Brodie and Travis Hamonic (Flames), Mike Hoffman (Panthers) and Mikael Granlund (Predators).
Teams could be interested in Vancouver Canucks Josh Leivo and Chris Tanev. Erik Gustafsson of the Chicago Blackhawks will also draw trade interest. If the San Jose Sharks drop out of it, defenseman Brenden Dillon could get some interest.
The Flames and Panthers were two teams interested in Hall but they wanted to know that potentially re-signing was an option. The Islanders were another team that looked at a “hockey deal” with the Devils.
A lot of teams are tiring kicking with regards to free agent Ilya Kovalchuk.
Russian sources think that Ilya Sorokin’s considering a KHL extension could be a way of looking for a trade from the Islanders that has a clearer path to the NHL.