PHT Morning Skate: Bruins eyeing Kovalchuk?
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• Bruins on short list of contenders to bring Ilya Kovalchuk back to NHL. (Boston Globe)
• Kovalchuk’s process of picking a destination: ‘He’s coming to the NHL to win a Stanley Cup.’ (The Athletic - Paywall)
• Report: Nikolay Kulemin leaving NHL to play in KHL. (Sportsnet)
• After Tuesday’s explosive revelations of next-level harassment from Monika Caryk (Mike Hoffman’s fiancee) and Melinda Karlsson (Erik’s wife), other NHL wives show support for Karlsson after she seeks a peace order against Caryk. (Ottawa Sun)
• The NHL released the results of its fans’ choice awards after some 500,000 votes were tallied. (NHL.com)
• Elliotte Friedman explores interest in disgraced former Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov as he explores NHL comeback. (Sportsnet)
• 10 young NHL players already headed for bust status, and 10 already there. (Sportster)
• #ALLCAPS: Fans from the D.C. area celebrate the Washington Capitals’ historic Stanley Cup win. (The Undefeated)
• Hockey stick honoring Humboldt Broncos stolen from B.C. porch (Columbia Valley Pioneer)
• The folks over at The Hockey News give their top five landing sports for pending unrestricted free agent John Tavares. (The Hockey News)
• “I’m black and a Detroit Red Wings fan, but I’ve adopted the Capitals.” (The Undefeated)
• Trotz confident he’ll be back as coach of Capitals next season. (NHL.com)