This is the part the makes the saga interesting. Not so much *if* kovalchuk's deal will be approved (i think it's a fair assumption to call it a lock), but what players are moved in order to accommodate for it.
How soon after he signs do you think we will see deals made?
Like we've all said, Zubrus/Salvador are the most movable based on salary and overall worth. Two pretty solid mid level guys who can definitely help a team out. I'd really hate to lose Zubrus' energy and work ethic, but he may be a likely victim in this.
Everyone's wet dream is to move Rolston, but given his contract, ntc, age, small worth, etc... unlikely unless NJ gives up something significant with him, such as a good prospect or 1st round pick. And then you have to think "is it worth it to give that much up just to save Zubrus", and the answer is likely no. If Lou can pull a magic rabbit out of his ass and somehow move Rolston, then we'll have a lot to celebrate. But don't count on it.