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12-12-2009, 11:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Valhoun View Post
Atlanta obviously has the talent to land virtually any player in the league. However, I doubt that they part with Kovalchuk unless it becomes painfully obvious that he won't sign. And it isn't about the money. It's about Atlanta's commitment to winning.

And, yeah, he might be a playoff rental for us but the guy is going to get paid 8 million dollars a year. That's something that the Flyers won't be able to afford. We'd have to move Gagne and Hartnell or Briere and Coburn or some combination of them. And I just don't see that much activity on the trade front.

Though, Kovy would be a fan favorite instantly. But, then again, he'd be a fan favorite just about anywhere.

Unfortunately, this isn't NHL10 so it isn't happening.
No kidding. Atlanta looks like they will be a playoff team, they will be doing the rentals.... Kovalchuk looks like he likes winning, I can see him reupping soon.

Oh, and the Flyers, if the season ended now, would be in the draft lottery for the right to take Taylor Hall..... Oops.

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