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Capitals’ Ilya Kovalchuk: “I’m Excited. I’m Just Going To Be Myself And We’re Going To Play.”

Washington Capitals forward Ilya Kovalchuk told the media after the team’s practice on Saturday that he thinks that this Stanley Cup Playoff tournament will “be a little different” but had fun being on an underdog team in 2012 with the … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Lars Eller on Braden Holtby: “We’re Going To Need Him To Be One Of Our Best Players”

On Saturday afternoon, Washington Capitals center Lars Eller spoke to the media on a Zoom call following practice on the eleventh day of training camp. He discussed playing with linemates, Carl Hagelin and Ilya Kovalchuk, and his biggest difference playing … Continue reading

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Shane Gersich Returns; Ilya Samsonov, Alex Alexeyev Miss Practice Again – News From Day 3 Of Capitals Training Camp

Photo: @Capitals Wednesday was day 3 of the Capitals summer training camp at MedStar Capitals Iceplex. The Capitals will have the day off tomorrow (Thursday) before returning to work on Friday for day 4 of camp. The team will depart for … Continue reading

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Capitals’ Ilya Kovalchuk: “I Think All The Guys Showed Up In Great Shape Physically And Mentally…We Are All Like A Big Family”

On Wednesday afternoon, Washington Capitals forward Ilya Kovalchuk spoke to the media on a Zoom call following Group Blue’s practice on the third day of training camp in Phase 3 of the NHL’s Return to Play Plan. The Capitals are … Continue reading

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Ilya Kovalchuk Is Feeling Good And Ready For A Run In Washington

While it was only seven games, Ilya Kovalchuk is feeling “it” in Washington. The Capitals trade-deadline acquisition is enjoying his time with the team, but even more important to the 37-year-old, at this stage of his career, he feels they … Continue reading

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Ilya Kovalchuk: “I Am Not a Jaromir Jagr, But As Long As I Like To Play I Will Continue”

Despite a tough season, Ilya Kovalchuk, 37, has no plans to end his career just yet. He values ​​his children’s wishes to keep playing, but doesn’t intend to play for a long length of time. I have to thank the … Continue reading

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Capitals GM Brian MacLellan And Third-Round Draft Picks

Photo: Getty Images Over the past several trade deadlines, the Washington Capitals have been giving away third-round draft picks like candy on Halloween as they have dealt six third-rounders over GM Brian MacLellan‘s tenure. While a third-rounder does not seem … Continue reading

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Bob Hartley Talks About Coaching Ilya Kovalchuk

Photos: Sport Express Igor Rabiner of Sport Express recently conducted an interview with Ilya Kovalchuk’s former coach, Bob Hartley. Hartley was the Head Coach of the Atlanta Thrashers from midway through the 2002-03 season through the beginning of the 2007-08 season.

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Ilya Kovalchuk: “They (Capitals) Really Have Everything Together”

His time in a Capitals’ uniform may have been brief (so far), but Ilya Kovalchuk was very impressed with the organization, and is eagerly looking forward to resuming the season. The Capitals trade deadline acquisition was a guest on the … Continue reading

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Rental Depreciation: Should There Be Compensation For Teams That Acquired “Rentals” at the Trade Deadline if the Remainder of the Season is Cancelled?

One of the many questions currently swirling around front offices of  NHL teams centers on the deals made at the recent trade deadline (on or just before March 23rd), and more specifically, teams that dealt assets to acquire “rental” players. … Continue reading

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