It wouldn't surprize me if the rags trade gaborik and sign kovalchuk.
Not a chance. The Great Gabby is a better player. The risk is always health but we're all day to day. So far, so good. Otherwise, they'd be dead last. The more likely scenario is they somehow free enough room to add Kovalchuk next summer. Right now, they lack scorers. If a few of our prospects (Grachev, Stepan, Bourque, Hagelin) pan out, that could change. Count me in the Jerry/Tri corner on Kovy. He is a superstar who can flat out snipe. A lethal PP threat. But he doesn't kill penalties and takes shifts off. Perfect example was the lazy effort on McAmmond's winner. He didn't even try and it cost his team. That's their captain. Unacceptable. Atlanta is building something, adding some of his comrades and a blueline that features Bogosian and Enstrom. I love Peverley. What a gem (waivers-Nsh). Here's the big question. With the two sides far apart, will they risk it to make the playoffs? Those gates mean a lot. Retaining Kovy is huge for their fanbase. Unless they get a great return and by that, I mean good young NHLer, elite prospect, 1st rd pick, it makes the decision easier to swallow. They can't afford to screw this up.
Edited by Derek21, 24 December 2009 - 01:40 AM.