Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Kovalchuk Declared Czar of Russia, Requests Help

Via Ben Wright, we've learned that Ilya Kovalchuk has been named Captain of the 2009 Russian national team. Hopefully this is a preview of a captaincy in the 2010 Olympics.

Kovy hasn't forgotten his colony in the NHL, of course. Apparently he recently went to a Hawks-Lakers game with Atlanta Spirit feller Michael Gearon and told him point-blank the Thrashers need to hire some help.

 With ownership openly saying that Kovalchuk has asked for something they are opening themselves up to plenty of criticism if they don't follow through. It should be an interesting summer.


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