Thread: Rumor: All Things Kovalchuk
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01-21-2010, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Ziggy Stardust View Post
Here are the options I would make available to Atlanta:

One of the following veterans: Handzus, Stoll, Williams
One of the following young forwards: Moller, Lewis, Kozun
One of the following young defensemen: Hickey, Teubert, Deslauriers
Option of a 2010 or 2011 1st Round Pick
Conditional 2nd or 3rd round pick in 2010 (condition being that the Kings and Kovalchuk agree to a contract extension)

This package would be similar to the Marian Hossa trade that Don Waddell negotiated. In the Hossa trade with Pittsburgh, the Thrashers received:

Colby Armstrong (veteran forward)
Erik Christensen (young forward)
Angelo Esposito (prospect)
2008 1st Round Pick (29th Overall, selected forward Daultan Leveille)
You know what the Pens got lucky too...Armstrong is the only Thrasher...Esposito has proven nothing and neither has Leveille. Christensen went from Atlanta to Ananheim to waivers to the Rangers.

The deal was almost a wash....Hossa left and the Thrashers don't have much to show and the Pens didn't give up anything they are missing.

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