Kovalchuk still wants to win Stanley Cup
Ilya Kovalchuk shocked the hockey world in July when he announced that he was retiring from the NHL in favor of returning home to play in Russia.
In doing so, the 30-year-old winger left $77 million on the table from the New Jersey Devils before signing with SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL.
While he may indeed be happier playing in his home country, it seems he isn't familiar with the terminology of the league just yet.
Either that, or there is another shock in store for hockey fans sometime in the future, according to Igor Eronko of R-Sport:
Ilya Kovalchuk to Rsport.ru: 'Stanley Cup remains my target. I'm just 30, it's yet to come'— Igor Eronko (@IgorEronko) August 24, 2013
It's called the Gagarin Cup, Ilya. Stanley is the one they play for in North America.