E.J. Hradek recaps the summer of Ilya Kovalchuk from start to finish, which included its fair share of twists and turns from July 1 until Sept. 4, including David Beckham, Atlantic City ... and a magician. This thorough timeline has it all.
OK, so your team drafted a guy, and you're thrilled to see him sporting that NHL uniform on the stage. But when will he wear it on the ice? Gare Joyce looks at the likely pro debut dates for all the major draftees.