SKA to offer Kovalchuk a contract? (Photo © AFP)
Alexander Medvedev, the president of SKA St. Petersburg and the KHL, in an interview with Russian newspaper Sport-Express stated that SKA is going to offer Ilya Kovalchuk a contract.
RussianHockeyFans.com offers you a translation of this brief interview.
– We do have an interest in Kovalchuk. We know that the Thrashers are going to offer him the maximum salary within the limits of the salary cap. But there are differences between the tax systems in the USA and Russia so our offer can turn out to be better. It’s up to Kovalchuk to decide where to continue his career.
– Have you talked with Kovalchuk already?
– We’re talking!