Offseason Central: Ilya Kovalchuk

Who's got the inside track on the Russian sniper?

Originally Published: June 1, 2010
By Tim Kavanagh, Andrew Rothstein and E.J. Hradek | ESPN Insider
Ilya KovalchukBruce Bennett/Getty ImagesTeams on both sides of the Atlantic are after Kovalchuk.

Want a way to track the biggest names on the NHL free-agent market? You just found it. Our hockey hotsheets break down the cream of the free-agent crop, with the latest whispers regarding their future whereabouts. Stop back often, as we will update each player's page whenever we hear new information. And don't forget to check out NHL Rumor Central for all the latest summer scuttlebutt.

The Cream of the Crop: Kovalchuk | Marleau | Nabokov | Gonchar | Volchenkov

Ilya Kovalchuk

E.J. Hradek

Senior Writer, ESPN The Magazine
E.J. Hradek is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, joining the staff prior to its launch in 1998. He began covering hockey as a writer/editor for Hockey Illustrated in 1989.