SKA offers Kovalchuk $14M per year

SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL has offered Ilya Kovalchuk a $42M, 3-year contract (which makes its $14M per year), as reported by Russian newspaper Sport-Express.

Trying to shed some light on the NHL's offseason debates


By Kevin Allen, USA TODAY

Carey Price or Jaroslav Halak:

Sign Nabby or let him walk:

Marleau or Kovalchuk :

HockeyTradeRumors partners with former NHL All Star Brian Propp

NHL All Star player Brian Propp is proud to be working with HockeyTradeRumors.com over the next several months. Brian will be able to offer some insight into the life of a NHL player, what it is like to be a first round draft choice and he will also add his insight into who he believes that Oilers should pick first overall.

LEAFS' BURKE SOUR OVER KULEMIN CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS

Despite the fact that his hockey team has not taken the ice in nearly two months, Toronto Maple Leafs’ general manager Brian Burke has remained in demand and in the spotlight this off-season.

On Sunday on Toronto radio station AM 640, Burke discussed the latest news, or lack thereof as the Leafs attempt to re-sign forward Nikolai Kulemin .

Spezza wants to stay with Sens

Senators forward Jason Spezza has dismissed speculation he wants to leave the NHL team, telling reporters Thursday he’s happy in Ottawa.

Rumours of the 26-year-old’s discontent have swirled around Ottawa since the Pittsburgh Penguins knocked the Senators from the first round of the playoffs in April. Spezza , who drew fire from fans for his performance in the post-season, has a no-trade clause that kicks in July 1.

“I don’t have a no-trade now, so if they trade you, then you get traded,” Spezza said. “Obviously, I’ve signed there, so I’m happy to be there. And we’re looking forward to the future.”