Detroit -- with the Vegas 1st-round pick they received for Tatar -- has selected Joe Veleno. Veleno might be a steal, thought by some to be a mid-1st rounder— Sheng Peng (@Sheng_Peng) June 23, 2018
George McPhee joked, on his conversation with Pierre Dorion before Draft: "We did that on purpose to get you guys [excited]."— Sheng Peng (@Sheng_Peng) June 23, 2018
Expectation is that J.P. Barry, agent for Ilya Kovalchuk, will meet with the top four contenders for the UFA's services today _ Boston, L.A., SJ and Vegas _ to advance proceedings along.— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) June 22, 2018
George McPhee, on if he's had discussions with J.P. Barry on Kovalchuk: "I haven't."— Sheng Peng (@Sheng_Peng) June 23, 2018
This seems to contradict earlier reports that they had met today. Of course, the night is young.
SP: Tip the runner well! He did a lot of work today.— Sheng Peng (@Sheng_Peng) June 23, 2018
George McPhee: More than us. pic.twitter.com/dKNXCvCQ4U