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Kovalchuk would be fantastic fit for Kings, Sharks

Kovalchuk would be fantastic fit for Kings, Sharks
Published On: Mon, Jun 11
Apr 14, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Kings center Vincent Lecavalier (44) looks to pass the puck aroundSan Jose Sharks right wing Melker Karlsson (68) in the second period of the game one of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

TSNa€™s Darren Dreger presented a fascinating update in the Ilya Kovalchuk sweepstakes: the 35-year-old is making a tour of California, meeting with the Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks.

(Side question: does this mean Anaheim Ducks GM Bob Murray is just on vacation or something?)

Now, therea€™s no telling how interested Kovalchuk would be in signing with either team.

That said, ita€™s not that difficult to imagine both teams being of some interest to the veteran sniper. Kovalchuk is reportedly weighing winning more than getting the biggest paycheck possible, so ita€™s worth noting that both teams made the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs and each franchise appears to be in win-now modes. Each squad boasts lengthy recent histories of success that surely registered to Kovalchuk during his time in the NHL, too.

Oh yeah, the weathera€™s also nice around those areas. That cannot hurt.

Leta€™s consider the other vantage point, then, and daydream about how much Kovalchuk could potentially help the Kings or Sharks.

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