Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 07/30/11 at 10:39 AM ET
from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun,
If Alexei Kovalev’s goal is still to play until the age of 50, it would appear he’s about to embark on a 12-year Kontinental Hockey League career.
That is, unless teams over there tire of his act, too.
The 38-year-old former Ottawa Senator has coasted his way right out of the NHL, finding no takers for his services in a league that has teams so desperate one of them is even considering signing Alexei Yashin—while currently paying him to stay away.
But that’s a whole other dopey story.
Not even the New York Islanders were dumb enough to offer a contract to Kovalev, who signed a two-year deal with Atlant Mytishchi of the KHL on Friday.
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