All seems quiet in Kings' pursuit of Kovalchuk
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 capgeek.com, 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