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#521 jim777

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 09:44 AM

Does this thread end up in the Hall of Fame or Hall of Shame?


This is a great thread! I can only hope its this exciting around here come June :) I bet site stats will bear it out.

So...what if we're trading guys with LA so LA can trade them to Atlanta for #17? Any three way deals make sense? (OK, I don't know the LA guys so well, just putting it out there we may be involved for reasons other than Kovalchuk)
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Posted 04 February 2010 - 09:46 AM

I honnestly still dont see how this deal is possible.

What do we have to offer!!!

Mad, Mad times people !!!!
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Posted 04 February 2010 - 09:52 AM

Source: Thrashers step up trade efforts

The Atlanta Thrashers have stepped up their efforts to move superstar winger Ilya Kovalchuk and a trade could happen "by the weekend," a source close to the situation told ESPN.com Wednesday.

Kovalchuk

It appeared Wednesday night that the Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils were the teams still involved, two sources said. ESPN.com confirmed that Thrashers associate GM Rick Dudley was at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., on Wednesday night scouting an AHL game between New Jersey's farm team, the Lowell Devils, and the Hartford Wolfpack.

ESPN.com just put this up
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Posted 04 February 2010 - 09:54 AM

I honestly feel like a kid on Christmas that sees that one huge present under the tree. I just hope that when I open it up it's not a cleverly wrapped box of socks! :P
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Posted 04 February 2010 - 09:57 AM

then in 2012:

parise-zajac-?
rolston-zubrus-elias
?-cormier-zharkov
leblond-pelley-halischuk

salvador-?
white-?
?-?

that's a lot of holes to fill. also that 2012 team will cost 39 million with 4 spots on defense and 2 spots on wing to fill.


For the forwards in 2012 if you move Rolston down to LW 3rd line, Tedenby (development willing) should be able to fill that spot on the second line. This is a player the devils staff are really high on along with Josefson. Lou mentioned that the draft team at the table when they got one of these guys (can't remember which, think it was Tedenby) was buzzing.

Also im pretty sure we will be able to get Clarkson to resign for a decent amount, although i dont really think he is top line right wing material.

The development of Corrente Burlon Urbom and Eckford is pretty important.
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Posted 04 February 2010 - 09:57 AM

eh, i think it's too much - the devils would have to be really high on other players in their system. here's the team next year if that trade comes to pass:

parise-zajac-langenbrunner
elias-zubrus-clarkson
rolston-?-zharkov
leblond-pelley-halischuk

salvador-greene
white-?
?-?

then in 2012:

parise-zajac-?
rolston-zubrus-elias
?-cormier-zharkov
leblond-pelley-halischuk

salvador-?
white-?
?-?

that's a lot of holes to fill. also that 2012 team will cost 39 million with 4 spots on defense and 2 spots on wing to fill.


I think definitely by at least 2012 you'll have the rookie contracts of Tedenby and/or Josefson in the lineup... Urbom, Corrente, Eckford...
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Posted 04 February 2010 - 09:58 AM

every hour that goes by where kovy isnt a devil hurts out chances. i'll give it until 6:30 tonight. both teams have games tomorrow, no?
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Posted 04 February 2010 - 10:02 AM

this trade if it happens should have a domino effect for the Devils. If lou is going to make a splash he better go full throttle and make sure we have all the parts for a serious run!
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Posted 04 February 2010 - 10:06 AM

People have been saying the deal will be similar to Hossa.

Pits gave up Colby Armstrong, Erik Christensen, Angelo Esposito and a 2008 1st-Round Draft Pick. I think us giving up say Rolston/Zubrus/Oduya + Bergfors + Palmeri + 1st round would be comparable. I'd have to believe Lou would be looking for someone to come along with Kovalchuk. Out of all the trades he's made he always has someone come along on the deal.
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Posted 04 February 2010 - 10:08 AM

I think definitely by at least 2012 you'll have the rookie contracts of Tedenby and/or Josefson in the lineup... Urbom, Corrente, Eckford...


you cannot assume that all of these players are going to make it in the NHL. tedenby has a ways to go to be a successful NHL player.
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Posted 04 February 2010 - 10:09 AM

I was shocked to see this thread jump another 12 pages last I saw it. And even more shocked this rumor still has legs. It would be amazing if we got him but I really doubt it. I think push comes to shove Lou will have his limit and someone else will go over the top.
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Posted 04 February 2010 - 10:14 AM

People have been saying the deal will be similar to Hossa.

Pits gave up Colby Armstrong, Erik Christensen, Angelo Esposito and a 2008 1st-Round Draft Pick. I think us giving up say Rolston/Zubrus/Oduya + Bergfors + Palmeri + 1st round would be comparable. I'd have to believe Lou would be looking for someone to come along with Kovalchuk. Out of all the trades he's made he always has someone come along on the deal.



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Posted 04 February 2010 - 10:22 AM

FWIW, here's Spector's roundup of 10 sources talking about the Kovalchuk rumblings:

http://www.spectorsh...rumors&Itemid=4

SPECTOR'S NOTE: So, that's the latest for this morning. In my opinion the Blackhawks, Flames, Bruins and Canucks aren't serious bidders, the Flyers and Rangers are limited by cap issues and fearful of overpaying for a rental player, while the Kings remain the most logical destination. One cannot rule out what the Devils might due but it would be an uncharacteristic move by Lamoriello to acquire such an expensive rental player. As for the magical mystery teams, let your imagination run wild.


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Posted 04 February 2010 - 10:29 AM

F Kovy, let's get Ovie!
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Posted 04 February 2010 - 10:55 AM

Is there anyone on LA that makes a great fit for us? Someone for whom we could send a guy to LA, that LA would send to Atlanta? Any expendable decent centers there?
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Posted 04 February 2010 - 11:04 AM

We probably wont get him, but the excitement of being linked to someone like Kovy is too much fun not to join in! Devil fans dont get too many chances like this.

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 11:04 AM

FWIW, here's Spector's roundup of 10 sources talking about the Kovalchuk rumblings:

http://www.spectorsh...rumors&Itemid=4



I agree. The only team in this is probably the Kings. I can't see Lou throwing away the future for nothing.
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Posted 04 February 2010 - 11:06 AM

It's really not Lou's style to trade away so much for a rental. I'd do it, but I don't think Lou will. And that's why he's the GM and I'm just a dude on the forum.
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Posted 04 February 2010 - 11:08 AM

I agree. The only team in this is probably the Kings. I can't see Lou throwing away the future for nothing.


that's right, that's why rick dudley was at last night's lowell-hartford game, checking out kings prospects.

while kovalchuk isn't the only player on the thrashers who may be available, he's certainly the most prominent.
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Posted 04 February 2010 - 11:11 AM

It's really not Lou's style to trade away so much for a rental. I'd do it, but I don't think Lou will. And that's why he's the GM and I'm just a dude on the forum.


Exactly.

Unlikely: Lou pulls the trigger and completes a trade that actually works for us in terms of the salary cap and the future. Not sure what it would be, but if anyone could figure it out it's Lou.

Likely: Lou stands pat because the price is too high. Once again we're left with an economically viable and competitively adequate team, but no attention-grabbing headlines.

Either way, like others have said, this speculation is fun while it lasts.
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