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Rumor- Kovalchuk to Devils

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a friend of mine said he heard XM NHL this AM and he said, Potvin said, Kovlachuk to the "FLYERS" not Devils

Actually, I think he said "New Jersey".

Heck, at this point, I don't know what to think.

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Kovalchuk is one of the best players in the world. I dont give a rats behind if he's not a 'prototypical Lou player'....bring him over!!

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a friend of mine said he heard XM NHL this AM and he said, Potvin said, Kovlachuk to the "FLYERS" not Devils

He never mentioned the Devils

If you google Kovalchuck the first thing that comes up is a Flyers rumor from 11 hrs ago.

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I'd imagine Elias would go back to center or Kovy could go to right wing in a Elias-Zubrus-Kovy line

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yeah manta i am sure that jason arnott and alex mogilny fit the mold of a 'devils player' perfectly before they got to new jersey

They did.

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I'd imagine Elias would go back to center or Kovy could go to right wing in a Elias-Zubrus-Kovy line

Z-Z-Z

Kovy-Elias-Langs

I wouldn't mind.

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Here is a rumor killer:

Kovy wants $10 million a season for next 10 years.

Move on....

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If you google Kovalchuck the first thing that comes up is a Flyers rumor from 11 hrs ago.

One NHL executive said that the Flyers have had intermittent talks with Atlanta over Kovalchuk.

Atlanta General manager Don Waddell met with Holmgren at last week

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Here is a rumor killer:

Kovy wants $10 million a season for next 10 years.

Move on....

That's not a rumor killer. It is well known that Kovy would be a RENTAL for about 90% of the teams he'd end up on.

I think the idea for the Kovalchuk camp is to go to a team that has a chance to win as a rental right now and then worry about his contract in the summer.

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LOL. Have you seen Kovalchuk play lately????

It was just a few weeks ago that everyone in hockey was talking about how lazy he was and that he is not captain material.

Anyway, I feel confident that Potvin was being sarcastic because he watches Kovy and knows that Lou would never be interested in such a one-dimensional player who doesn't care about winning. FYI: Players have to care about winning which is the definition of a Devils-type player.

Manta, I understand what you are saying, but look at it this way. 99.9% of Professional Athletes want to win. Kovalchuk is no exception. I have watched him play many times, and yes, there are a several times where he has "dogged" it out there, but the majority of the time HE IS THE ONLY ONE ACTUALLY TRYING TO WIN. He gets little to no help. It has been a little better this year with the addition of Antropov and Afinogenov, but in the past, he was doing the bulk of the work.

Picture yourself at a job, wherein you bust your ass, work hard to bring in money for the company, but your boss turns around and blows all the money on stupid office trinkets and fires all your support co-workers. How can you feel motivated to play your best for a company that doesn't try to be the best?

I can understand his frustration. Am I making excuses for him? No. But I can totally get where he is coming from.

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hf posters have some really silly proposals going on:

To NJ: Kovulchuk, Anssi Salmela and a 2nd round

To Atl: Patrick Elias, Mattias Tedenby, 1st in 2010, conditional pick in 2011

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To Atlanta: Brian Rolston + David Clarkson/Niklas Bergfors + Alexander Vasyunov + 1st round pick

To NJ: Ilya Kovalchuk

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The rumor was said the DEVILS this morning on XM radio. Several people have called me and told me the news. When I see it I will believe it.

Pull the trigger Lou! Devils could really use a player like Kovalchuk.

Maybe in the trade would be Bergfors, Halischuk, Oduya and a top pick like a #1 or a #2 for Kovalchuk. Not sure if Lou would ever do that though.

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Here is a rumor killer:

Kovy wants $10 million a season for next 10 years.

Move on....

Potvin ( Bless his heart), said he was going as a rental.

I knew I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.

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Almost 2 hours has gone by since Potvin mentioned this. I'd like to see him come here if the deal was right, but at the point I think it's unlikely.

When does the morning practice start?

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Does Kovalchuk have any kind of movement clauses where he'd have any say in where he goes?

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it's almost certainly not true. i just can't imagine what the devils would send back. oduya-bergfors-halischuk-leblond-1st for kovalchuk-kubina? it doesn't really add up - it's too much.

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It's funny, there's little mentioned about this at all on Twitter yet. Usually that's where things go to get blown out of proportion in a hurry.

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Sign me up. You know what's funny, is that I couldn't fall asleep last night aside from the usual thoughts of sex, my career and whatever...this came up. I was thinking what it'd take to get him.

I came up with Rolston (a guy who could help their floor, keep their cap number up, be their captain for the next few years and help teach the young guys), Bergfors, Fraser and a 1st.

PLaying around.

I'd love to see it happen, it'd be super exciting.

The only thing I'd be worried about is him walking away after all we gave up to get him (or even the KHL). That's the big thing for me.

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Why anyone would want to give up Bergfors , Tedenby or Josefson for less than half a season of Kovlachuk is beyond me!

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Halischuk didn't dress for Lowell on Sunday. Is he still hurt?

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it's almost certainly not true. i just can't imagine what the devils would send back. oduya-bergfors-halischuk-leblond-1st for kovalchuk-kubina? it doesn't really add up - it's too much.

That maybe too much right there Tri. Maybe a 2nd or 3rd rounder with Bergfors, Halischuk, Oduya and Leblond... That would not be too much.

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