Where is he going to land?
The rumors surrounded Ilya Kovalchuk and a potential return to the National Hockey League hasvepicked up some steam since the end of the regular season.
New Jersey Devils GM Ray Shero, publicly opened up on Kovalchuk’s future as many seems to be convinced he will leave the New Jersey Devils.
“It’s simpler, I think, than it sounds,” Shero told TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun. “He signed his voluntary retirement papers when he left the Devils a few years ago… Kovalchuk, we’ve all seen him play many times, is certainly a tremendous player and one of the best forwards to play in the league the last 10 years for sure and he’s only 34 and (Jaromir) Jagr is still playing and (he’s) got like 11 years on him and doing pretty well.”
“At least for this year, if he’s not going to play for the Devils then we certainly have got to be comfortable as a franchise that if we do move him on to another team, that it’s beneficial not only for him, but for us. Hopefully, in a great situation, it’d be a win-win. Hopefully that will be a good thing for everybody.”
“For me, I’m not making phone calls because they’re going to pick where they think they want to play, or maybe a few different spots depending,”
Shero hasn’t ruled out keeping Kovalchuk for the upcoming season. Where is he going to land? Ray Shero hints at a potential destination that no one seems to consider: What if he stays in New Jersey?