Semin staying … Spezza happy … Columbus interested in Bieksa/Kaberle … Kings shopping Williams/Stoll

Pierre LeBrun via twitter: An NHL GM told LeBrun that he heard that in the next CBA they'll look to have the average of...

NHL Rejects Ilya Kovalchuk – New Jersey Devils Deal

TSN: The NHL has rejected the contract between the New Jersey Devils and Ilya Kovalchuk as "itĀ circumvents the NHL's salary cap." I understand why the...

Some Audio on Ilya Kovalchuk: Press Conference, Dean Lombardi, Jay Grossman and Ken Daneyko

Fan 590: Ilya Kovalchuk Press Conference from today. Fan 590: LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi was on the Fan 590 today talking about the process...

Life after the Kovalchuk signing … Other pieces will begin to fall

Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star: Don't expect a Tomas Kaberle trade this week as GM Brian Burke has gone fishing for the week....

Ilya Kovalchuk re-signs with the New Jersey Devils

8:00 PM: Elliotte Friedman via twitter: Kovalchuk's salary breakdown: $6 mill, $6 mill, $11.5 mill, $11.5 mill, $11.5 mill, $11.5 mill, $11.5 mill, $10.5...

Tampa Bay acquires Simon Gagne

The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired Simon Gagne from the Philadelphia Flyers. Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News (via twitter) confirms that the Flyers...

The Kovalchuk Fallout: Devils need to move salary … Kaberle and Gagne rumors to...

2:27 PM: Jimmy Murphy via twitter: Kings GM Dean Lombardi may take a serious look at Marc Savard now. 12:58 PM: EJ Hradek via...

Isles could use Savard … Tampa-Philly talking Gagne …

DJ Been of WEEI.com: The Bruins have about $500,000 left to sign both Blake Wheeler and Tyler Seguin. With free agency holding up potential...

That free agent guy … Bieksa getting some interest … No rush for Modano

Mark Everson of the NY Post: A source close to Ilya Kovalchuk is saying he's still deciding between a couple teams, but the saga...

“98% sure” for Kovalchuk … No Sweatt for Leafs … No Love of Lee

Helene Elliott of the LA Times: According to one of Elliott's sources, "he's 98% sure" that Ilya Kovalchuk and the Los Angeles Kings will...