July 4 Newark Star-Ledger
“In a report on the Russian website, Life Sports, Ilya Kovalchuk’s Russian-based agent, Yury Nikolaev, says the the Philadelphia Flyers and Colorado Avalanche have also made offers to try to sign the unrestricted free agent left wing.
The report also mentions the Islanders, who made public their desire to sign Kovalchuk Friday night. Another article on the site mentioned the Devils.
How reliable this website is, I do not know, but I’d figure I’d pass it along. Roughly translated, the article says that “size of salary” has been the “stone of negotiations” and that all the offers are for approximately the same salary.”