LeBrun: Red Wings pushed hard for Kovalchuk to gain a veteran asset in rebuild
Posted: 2:53 PM, Jun 22, 2018
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<p>MONTREAL, QC - NOVEMBER 17: Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland speaks during a Q&A with host Pierre Houde part of the NHL Centennial 100 Celebration at Bonaventure Hotel on November 17, 2017 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty Images)</p>
The Red Wings pushed hard for Ilya Kovalchuk, despite being in the middle of a rebuild.
The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun joined Brad Galli in Dallas to break down Detroit's thinking this offseason.
As for trades at the NHL Draft, he says the Wings will probably have to "wait for a few other things to happen around the league."