NHL Today (8/28): Kovalchuk, Kariya, Gagner, Staal, Markov, and More

John TaboneCorrespondent IAugust 28, 2010

TORONTO, ON - MARCH 13:  Sam Gagner #89 of the Edmonton Oilers skates in a game against the Toronto Maple leafs on March 13, 2010 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario. The Leafs defeated the Oilers 6-4. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
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Added info on Kennedy


Ilya Kovalchuk

The NHL is expected to accept the Devils' latest offer or it's off to the KHL for Ilya.

According to the Ottawa Citizen, the contract lasts 15 years and is worth $100M, which comes out to $6.66M a year. A coincidence? I think not.


Paul Kariya

According to Kariya's agent, he will NOT be playing next season due to PCS, post-concussion syndrome. Sorry, Ducks fans. Selanne and Kariya won't be reunited—just yet.


Sam Gagner

The Oilers are close to signing RFA forward Sam Gagner. However, a source is saying that he wants a one-year deal as opposed to the multi-year deal the Oilers' management are currently offering.

"Sam Gagner wants a one year deal, Oilers want more years" via @The_NHL_News

I would think that it would be the other way around, but maybe Gagner wants out of Edmonton soon?


More news out of Edmonton


Marc Staal
According to the same Twitter account that broke the story on Gagner, the San Jose Sharks seem interested in RFA defenseman Marc Staal.
I guess they could throw him an offer sheet, but Sather will match it unless it is some ludicrous offer.
Maybe a trade could be in the works? If it is indeed a trade, maybe the rumored trade with the Ducks for Ryan will go down?

Andrei Markov
Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette reports that agent Don Meehan has said that Habs' GM Pierre Gauthier will wait until the "right time" to sign Markov to an extension. Could be good news for Habs fans. 

Bill Guerin
Joe Yerdon of NBCSPORTS.com believes the veteran winger could sign with one of these teams:
  • Buffalo
  • St. Louis
  • NY Islanders
  • Colorado
  • Atlanta

Tim Kennedy
Buckey Gleason of Buffalo News reports that Kennedy isn't close to signing yet. He believes the young forward could sign with one of these teams:
  • Toronto
  • Columbus
  • L.A.
  • Phoenix
  • Atlanta

Stay tuned for more updates coming soon!


  • More info on Staal
  • Added info on Markov
  • Added info on Guerin
  • Added info on Kennedy

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