Rangers Roundup: Kovalchuk on East Coast, Nash out in Boston, and more
The latest news and happenings around the Rangers.
Kovalchuk Talking With Teams on East Coast
Free Agent winger, Ilya Kovalchuk has concluded his West Coast trip talking with the Kings and Sharks. Now the comeback seeking sniper is going to meet with the Bruins.
Bruins GM Don Sweeney has a meeting set with Ilya Kovalchuk’s reps (and likely Kovalchuk himself): https://t.co/Goy7wZGUQM
— Amalie Benjamin (@AmalieBenjamin) June 14, 2018
Part of the discussions involving the Bruins and Ilya Kovalchuk is whether he would be open to playing the right side.
— Joe McDonald (@JoeyMacHockey) June 14, 2018
We knew that the Devils were not interested and now the Flyers have made that known as well.
Flyers GM Ron Hextall said he hasn’t not spoken with representatives for Ilya Kovalchuk and has no plans to
— Adam Kimelman (@NHLAdamK) June 14, 2018
I expect that Kovalchuk and Gorton will meet this weekend or early next week to discuss where they are both at and if a fit exists.
Nash Done in Boston?
Some experts believe that the Bruins seeking to speak with Kovalchuk means that they may be looking to move on from Rick Nash. If Kovalchuk does decide Boston is the place to be, it is unlikely that they’ll make Nash an offer.
Sadly, Nash suffered another concussion and had a miserable playoff to boot. He may be a very intriguing UFA this summer and could be had at a bargain basement price if he’s available in late July.
Rangers Preseason Action
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) June 15, 2018