Kovalchuk, Stamkos among players to watch

There are certain NHL players who will command fans’ attention no matter where or when they are playing: Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby, Washington’s Alex Ovechkin and New Jersey’s Martin Brodeur, to name a few. There are also unknowns coming into each season who create a buzz and have everyone eager to see how well they acclimate

Kovalchuk goal gives Devils 3-2 win over Flyers

NEWARK, N.J. — Ilya Kovalchuk gave the New Jersey Devils 100 million reasons to smile on Tuesday night when he helped rally the home team to a 3-2 preseason victory against the Philadelphia Flyers at Prudential Center. Kovalchuk, who inked a 15-year, $100 million dollar contract with the Devils in the off-season, connected off a

Ilya Kovalchuk’s agent looks back at a long, hot summer

Ilya Kovalchuk wasn’t the only high-profile potential 2010 free agent Jay Grossman had as a client. But one of them, goalie Pekka Rinne, got a deal to remain with the Nashville Predators before the regular season ended — a two-year, $6.8 million contract that looked awfully good for Rinne in hindsight. Another one, defenseman Anton