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06-28-2008, 09:05 PM
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Originally Posted by PukkuMikku View Post
Kovalchuk is on another echelon then Hossa.

Hossa is not a generational talent. Kovalchuk is. He is the best goalscorer in the NHL besides Ovechkin.

Perennial 50 goal scorers don't grow on trees.

What Atlanta does with him has NO barring on what HE does.

No chance he passes up possibly league max (10/year now).
League max is 11 and change per year now.

We aren't in a position to offer him that, and its unlikely we'll be in a position to in a few seasons with a lot of players getting raises along the way.

If he does want to move out of Atlanta, do you think they'll simply let him walk for nothing? Hossa wanted out, so they traded him for a solid package at the deadline. They'll do the exact same thing with Kovalchuk if he wants out.

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