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09-13-2008, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by OilGagner89 View Post
Penner,1st,Chorney,Brule for Kovalchuk,Christenson


Originally Posted by RandV View Post
Well, it really all depends on whether or not Kovalchuk has a falling out with Atlanta, which we can only speculate. Apart from getting lucky enough to draft two all-stars, they've been a pretty sorry franchise so far (no offense intended Thrashers fans), so if he isn't going to sign another contract then a trade, while painful, would be the smart thing to do.

If that were the case, I think the OP's idea is pretty close. An NHL GM will put more value in a guy signed long term that can play now like Michalek than the average fan on HFBoards. If Kovalchuk were actually on the block I think that would be a realistic offer which could get the deal done.
If the Thrashers are going to trade Kovalchuk it is because he wants to leave. If that is true they would no doubt give the potential trading partner a window to negotiate an extension since Atlanta would get much more in that situation.

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