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Ray Shero talks briefly about the possibility of trading down at the draft, the idea of signing Ilya Kovalchuk (it’s not happening), replacing Geoff Ward and more. [NHL]
Some more interesting comments from Ray on his thoughts about free agency here. Nothing really new, but it just shows you he’s not really a fan of the big splashy contract.
“I can think of one off the top of my head, one free agent signing that has really paid off (in the cap era), and that’s Zdeno Chara. How many others can you name?”
Ilya Kovalchuk talks about Lou Lamoriello, leaving the Devils and what’s next for him as he eyes a return to the NHL. [TSN]
Arizona general manager John Chayka has confirmed that Oliver Ekman-Larsson and the team are discussing a long-term contract extension. [NHL]
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