Quiet day in the pursuit of left wing Ilya Kovalchuk as it appears the teams involved and Kovalchuk’s camp will be waiting until after the July 4 holiday before picking things up again.
"That's a tough thing, and as much as I would love him to play here, for my mind it would just be, you know, the old dad syndrome. And boy we've worked hard to try to get out of that; he's his own man and he's made his own image and player profile ... As much as I'd love to see it I think it would work against him."
"We will look outside [for another defenseman]," Chiarelli said when asked if he expected any of the Bruins’ young defensive prospects to fill the void left by Ward. "We still want Phil back, and we will match any offer sheet thrown at him, but this wasn’t specifically about him."
The [Islanders] absolutely have to come away with a 1A type of goaltender. I'm fairly certain Florida free agent Craig Anderson is at the top of that list.