There is a lot of talk around the NHL right now; here is the latest.
According to the NY Post, the New Jersey Devils have offered Ilya Kovalchuk a 17 year contract extension worth over $100 million. The offer is believed to pay him $100 million in the first 10 years and then drop down to 1-2 million in the final 7.
Since the LA Kings are now out of the Kovalchuk frenzy they are looking elsewhere to add a LW. Rumor has it they are interested in Simon Gagne.
The Phoenix Coyotes are looking for a shut down defenseman to replace Michalek, rumor has it Willie Mitchell is a target.
As you know the Sharks offered Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson a 4 year offer sheet worth $14 million. The Blackhawks are looking at all options because if they match this offer, it looks like they will lose someone else....maybe Antti Niemi?
It is believed that a few teams are talking with Lee Stempniak right now, the Coyotes are among them and would love Stempniak to return.
The Wild are looking for a reasonably priced depth forward with some scoring punch, rumor has it they are interested in Miroslav Satan but I can't confirm this.
This concludes today's edition of NHL Buzz, enjoy!
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