Alexander Medvedev: "I'll talk to Kovalchuk's wife" (Photo © Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) Alexander Medvedev's quest for signing Ilya Kovalchuk to a KHL contract for the 2010/11 season goes on, despite the recent trade that brought the Russian sniper to New Jersey. This is what SKA St. Petersburg's president said to gazeta.ru: Alexander Medvedev: "Atlanta already regrets that they parted with Kovalchuk. On the other hand New Jersey almost secured themselves a playoff spot. We are still considering to transfer Ilya to the KHL. I'm going to attend the game New Jersey - Philadelphia, I will talk to both Ilya and his wife after the match." Read also: SKA to offer Kovalchuk a contract? SKA of the KHL is interested in Kovalchuk
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!