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All seems quiet in Kings' pursuit of Kovalchuk

July 3, 2010 |  5:35 pm

Nothing much seems to be happening today in the Kings' negotiations with Ilya Kovalchuk -- or anyone else's chase of the high-scoring left wing. The initial rush to sign free agents Thursday must have exhausted everyone involved, and combined with the holiday in both countries -- July 1 was Canada Day -- things are slow this weekend.

One item of local interest to report: Pasadena's Brett Sterling, a former Hobey Baker award finalist while at Colorado College and draft pick of the Atlanta Thrashers, signed with Pittsburgh as a free agent.

And, a very useful website for calculating salary cap space and the cap hit of players' contracts, has an interesting piece on the teams that will play under a reduced cap next season as punishment for having paid out performance bonuses that pushed them past the cap ceiling last season.

-- Helene Elliott