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12-22-2009, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Carey Price View Post
It's a pretty tough poll to answer because we don't know the cost of making a deal...and that's assuming all those players are available now. A guy like Kovalchuk could be available in a month or so, but for now Atlanta might want to hand on to him to make a run at the playoffs, so it may take Markov and Price to pry him loose, but in 5-6 weeks maybe Subban Kristo and Carle does it.
As a pending UFA, Kovy wouldn't even fetch one of Markov or Price, unless he comes with a signed contract. Columbus's GM in the JDM yesterday was saying how the NHL is a no-trade league now, because everybody wants to get rid of contracts of underperforming players.

And if Kovy doesn't want to sign back, Waddel is stuck for another round of Hossa dealings with other GMs and will end-up getting 3-4 pieces, but nothing close to Markov or Price, unless he gets really lucky, because we're already at half point of the season. Poor Waddel.

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