Ilya Kovalchuk is California dreamin'.
Both destinations seem like good fits for Kovalchuk. Each team is competitive and could use added scoring punch off the left wing.
Kovalchuk is 35 years old and five years removed from the NHL. But he scored 31 goals and added 32 assists in 53 games with SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL this past season.
J.P. Barry, Kovalchuk's agent, reportedly intends to get a multi-year deal for his client.
Kovalchuk is free to negotiate and agree to terms on a contract anytime, but can't officially sign with a club until July 1.