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SKA to offer Kovalchuk a contract?

SKA to offer Kovalchuk a contract?

Russian Players In NHL
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!
KHL » Sergei Zubov: “NHL and KHL are almost the same”

KHL » Sergei Zubov: “NHL and KHL are almost the same”

KHL News and Interviews
Sergei Zubov: "NHL and KHL are almost the same" (Photo © khl.ru) Former NHL defenceman Sergei Zubov, currently playing for SKA St. Petersburgh of the KHL, answered to fans' questions on Russian site sportbox.ru. He talked about his moving from Dallas to St. Petersburg, differences between NHL and KHL, what would his dream team look like and his chances to play on the Olympics in Vancouver. RussianHockeyFans.com offers you a translation of the most interesting questions and answers. - You returned to Russia after living in America for so many years. Do you see any changes here? - Not many. Of course such cities as Moscow or St. Petersburg have improved a lot. But that's just superficial changes, a lot remains the same. - Why did you move from the Dallas Stars to SKA? - My contract with Dal...
SKA of the KHL is interested in Kovalchuk

SKA of the KHL is interested in Kovalchuk

Russian Players In NHL
SKA of the KHL is interested in Kovalchuk (Photo © Scott Cunningham, Getty Images) SKA St. Petersburg's president Alexander Medvedev declared that his team is interested in signing team Russia's superstar Ilya Kovalchuk, whose contract with the Atlanta Thrashers will run out at the end of this season. "Yes, Kovalchuk is really in the short list of players we are interested in", said Medvedev in an interview to SportsDaily.ru In spite of his healthy economical situation, the Gazprom tycoon will have hard time in getting Kovalchuk's signature under a contract, especially considering that it's rumored that he has been offered 100 million dollars for his next contract. The winner of two World Championships and one Maurice Richard trophy still hasn't decided on his future, most likely waiting ...