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Alex Kovalev

  1. Eric Lindros’ open-and-shut case for the Hockey Hall of Fame

    Jun 24, 2014, 8:30 AM EDT

    Eric Lindros

    Peter Forsberg’s election helped cement the argument.

  2. Kovalev: Panthers pushed me to retirement

    Mar 25, 2013, 10:28 AM EDT

    Cody Hodgson #19 of the Buffalo Sabres gets off a shot against Alex Kovalev #27 of the Florida Panthers at First Niagara Center on February 3, 2013 in Buffalo, New York. Florida won 4-3.
(February 2, 2013 - Source: Rick Stewart/Getty Images North America)

    “Started the season good and everything was going well and, all of a sudden, they started pushing me away.”

  3. Kovalev and Lindros to play in Montreal alumni game

    Mar 23, 2013, 10:25 AM EDT

    Alex Kovalev #27 of the Montreal Canadiens skates against the Toronto Maple Leafs during their NHL game at the Air Canada Centre March 29, 2008 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (March 29, 2008 - Source: None/Getty Images North America)

    Frosty receptions might be on the way.

  4. It’s official: Alex Kovalev’s NHL career is over

    Mar 21, 2013, 7:18 PM EDT

    Kovalev

    He played in 1,316 regular season games.

  5. Report: Alex Kovalev’s time with Panthers almost over

    Mar 9, 2013, 6:54 PM EDT

    KovalevPanthers

    This might end with his retirement.

  6. Kovalev doesn’t travel with Panthers; retirement looming?

    Mar 1, 2013, 2:09 PM EDT

    KovalevPanthers

    His stint with Florida hasn’t gone especially well.

  7. Brooks Laich: “You can play against skill. You can defend against skill.”

    May 9, 2012, 10:21 AM EDT

    Brooks Laich

    He’s apparently quite happy being part of a grind-it-out team these days.

  8. Andrei Kostitsyn shouldn’t blame Jacques Martin for his struggles

    Aug 11, 2011, 1:58 PM EDT

    Montreal Canadiens v Florida Panthers

    Andrei Kostitsyn was quick to blame Jacques Martin for his flat numbers, but most of the facts point to the fact that he’s the one who falling short.

  9. Alex Kovalev bashes Ottawa media, hints at possibility of eventual NHL return

    Aug 8, 2011, 1:52 PM EDT

    Kovalev

    Alex Kovalev will be far away from Ottawa after signing a two-year deal with the KHL, but that doesn’t mean that the wounds from his experience with the Senators (and the media) have totally healed.

  10. Nikolay Zherdev is headed back to KHL, will sign with Atlant Mytishchi

    Aug 3, 2011, 6:03 PM EDT

    Nikolay Zherdev

    After getting little interest from teams in the NHL, Nikolay Zherdev is headed back to the KHL to play for his former team there and team up with fellow NHL exile Alex Kovalev.

  11. KHL calling: Brent Sopel headed to Russia; Alex Kovalev to follow?

    Jul 29, 2011, 3:05 PM EDT

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    Alex Kovalev

    When you can’t find a job in the NHL, heading to Russia and the KHL is sometimes the next best option. For Brent Sopel and, reportedly, Alex Kovalev, that’s just what it is.

  12. Best of the rest update: The remaining top free agents on the market

    Jul 24, 2011, 6:39 PM EDT

    Chris Drury

    Through over three weeks of free agency, most guys have found new homes. As for the rest of the unrestricted free agents, they’re waiting for table scraps and an opportunity to show they’re worth it.

  13. Still need free agent pickups? Buyer beware as free agent crop is awfully thin now

    Jul 7, 2011, 8:45 AM EDT

    Alex Kovalev

    After nearly a week of free agency madness, the pack of players available that could still be very useful has thinned out considerably. Who’s the best of the best though? We’ve got a few picks to sort through.

  14. Mike Comrie and Alex Kovalev won’t be Penguins next season

    May 28, 2011, 9:34 PM EDT

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    Alex Kovalev

    Wondering what the Pittsburgh Penguins might look like next season? You can start by imagining what they’ll look like without Mike Comrie and Alex Kovalev.

  15. NBC Game of the Week – March 20: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Rangers

    Mar 4, 2011, 10:52 AM EDT

    Mark Letestu, Henrik Lundqvist

    On March 20 we’ll see the Penguins and Rangers battle for the playoffs on NBC’s Game of the Week.

  16. Mike Milbury’s hat trick: Bruins and Flyers tops in East by a landslide

    Mar 2, 2011, 8:30 PM EDT

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    Mike Milbury

    With the trade deadline over and teams gearing up for the playoffs now, Mike Milbury lets us know who he thinks is tops in the East.

  17. Pittsburgh snaps four game losing streak, tops Toronto in wild 6-5 shootout

    Feb 26, 2011, 10:37 PM EDT

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    Alex Kovalev, James Neal, Jordan Staal

    In a wild game in Toronto, Pittsburgh was able to snap their four game losing streak

  18. Senators claim Marek Svatos off waivers; Zherdev, others go unclaimed

    Feb 24, 2011, 2:16 PM EDT

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    Marek Svatos, Steve Mason, Jan Hejda

    The Senators claimed Marek Svatos to help fill the void left by the Alexei Kovalev deal, while Nikolai Zherdev and yesterday’s other waived players went unclaimed.

  19. Eight years after being traded, Alex Kovalev is a Pittsburgh Penguin again

    Feb 24, 2011, 1:06 PM EDT

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    Alex Kovalev, Mike Fisher, Erik Karlsson

    After eight years bouncing around other teams, Alex Kovalev is in Pittsburgh again after the Penguins acquired him in a trade with the Senators.

  20. Senators end 11-game losing streak by beating Oilers 5-3

    Feb 12, 2011, 5:05 PM EDT

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    Ottawa Senators v New Jersey Devils

    The Senators ended their 11-game losing streak with a win against the Oilers, while possible trade targets Alex Kovalev, Ales Hemsky and Dustin Penner all did well in the game.

  21. Senators fire sale? Five other players that might draw trade interest

    Feb 10, 2011, 9:38 PM EDT

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    Ottawa Senators v New Jersey Devils

    With Mike Fisher on his way to Nashville for a pair of draft picks, signs are brighter than ever that a major house cleaning is going to happen in Ottawa. But who should go and who should stay? We’ll run down a list of players that might see some action.

  22. How the Pittsburgh Penguins might deal with the loss of Evgeni Malkin

    Feb 6, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Tampa Bay Lightning v Pittsburgh Penguins

    With Evgeni Malkin likely done for the season and playoffs, the Penguins must move on. How will they use a sudden glut of cap space to try to fill some of that void? Read this post for some suggestions and speculation.

  23. Alex Kovalev expected to miss a week with injured knee

    Jan 10, 2011, 3:03 PM EDT

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    kovalevinjury

    The Senators can’t buy any luck this season, much like Alex Kovalev, who is expected to miss a week or more with a knee injury.

  24. Report: St. Louis Blues might look to trade for Alex Kovalev in early 2011

    Dec 13, 2010, 4:28 PM EDT

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    NHLOttawa Los Angeles

    With a slew of forwards on the shelf, the St. Louis Blues are rumored to be flirting with the idea of trading for Alex Kovalev. Keep in mind it’s a rumor, not a fact, though.

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