I don't get the big stink being made about sykora. He's painfully average, remarkably slow, and all he does is ride Patty's coattails. He's a year older now I don't see him being any better. I agree with Lou see what the kids can do. Or make a move for someone of more value than Petr.
I have to agree, give the kids a chance. And from what I understand Sykora was not going to be trying out anyways.
I think he ends up with Oates in D.C. Apparently those two were pretty close when they were teammates on the Ducks.
Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello finally made some definitive statements today about Ilya Kovalchuk playing in the KHL all-star game today in Russia and missing the start of training camp.
First, Kovalchuk will fly back to New Jersey Tuesday and will practice for the first time with the team Wednesday.
Second, Lamoriello said he has spoken to Kovalchuk multiple times over the last week and that, though he could not give him official permission to play in today’s all-star game for insurance reasons in case he was injured, he had Lamoriello’s blessing to play in the game and return to New Jersey Tuesday.
Lamoriello said he did not consider Kovalchuk in violation of his contract and there there will be “no penalty” and “no repercussions” for him missing the start of camp.
So take back all the tweets,posts,and dumb articles written about Kovy.