With Kovalchuk now 38, it’s hard to really have any idea what he can bring to an NHL lineup. During the 209-20 season, he played for the Los Angeles Kings, Montreal Canadiens and Washington Capitals, totaling 26 points in 46 games. That production came in very different ways. Kovalchuk struggled with the Kings to the point where Los Angeles told him to stay home, after recording nine points in 17 games but being a liability defensively. Then in Montreal, he seemed rejuvenated, scoring 13 points in 22 games and becoming a core piece of the Habs. When it was obvious that the Canadiens weren’t going to contend for the Stanley Cup, Kovalchuk was flipped to the Capitals, with whom he had just one goal in seven regular-season games and then was held to just a single assist in eight postseason contests.