Fire & Ice translated another Russian website report which says the agent denies the earlier report.
On the website Gazeta.ru. Kovalchuk’s Russia-based agent, Yury Nikolaev, denied he said that the Philadlephia Flyers put in a bid for Kovalchuk.
"I never said this," Nikolaev is quoted as saying in the in the translated English version of Gazeta.ru.
He also notes that Nikolaev only represents Kovalchuck’s interests in Russia, so he wouldn’t be fielding offers from NHL teams in the United States.
So the dubious Russian report has been debunked by another…. Either way, the fact that Flyers don’t have nearly the cap room to make such a signing should have always cast a doubt over the report.