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12-23-2009, 10:42 AM
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I just read a report on espn and it says that the Flyers recently offered Jeff Carter, Giroux and Parent for Kovalchuk. What does everyone feel about that offer?


Price set for Ilya?
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Ilya Kovalchuk | Thrashers | Interested: Flames?, Kings?, Flyers?, Bruins?, Maple Leafs?
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Is Ilya Kovalchuk officially on the block? For the first time, GM Don Waddell admitted that there may be troubles in his negotiations with his star. "Our position is different than his position right now," Waddell told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution earlier this week. "Their position is fixed years with money and we have a different side of that."

It's rumored he wants a 10-year deal worth $11.3 million a season -- the maximum allowable contract in accordance with the collective bargaining agreemenet -- but GM Don Waddell has said he isn't willing to give it. Of course, there are plenty of suitors willing to either "rent" Kovy for the rest of the season, or take on his potentially massive salary in a long-term deal.

According to one rumor, the pricetag for Kovalchuk in trade may have been set by the Flyers over the past week: a package of Jeff Carter, Claude Giroux and Ryan Parent was allegedly offered in exchange for the Thrashers forward.

Here's an updated list of where he might end up:

Toronto Maple Leafs: They might save up and spend it all in one place.

Boston Bruins: The Bruins have the pieces, but they have money issues -- and Kovalchuk wants a lot of money.

Philadelphia Flyers: The Flyers may also be interested, but there's a lot they have to take care of before working out a deal of this magnitude.

Los Angeles Kings: There was a lot of buzz about this one, but two sources say this rumor is false.

Calgary Flames: Calgary GM Mike Gillis' denied the rumors, as did other Flames sources in the media, but it's possible they are playing this one close to the vest.

KHL: KHL president Alexander Medvedev might also swoop in with a huge deal. He said he's already talked to Kovalchuk and can offer a better deal than the NHL because of tax laws.

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