Thread: Ilya Kovalchuk
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03-05-2013, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Kronwalled55 View Post
IIRC, we didn't have the cap space for him.

It's an interesting trade though that doesn't get re-visited as often as it should.

Ilya Kovalchuk for... *drum roll*

Johnny Oduya
Niclas Bergfors
Patrice Cormier
1st Round Pick

Reminds me of the Tigers deal for Miguel Cabrera. Marlins got a bunch of crap in hindsight.
Most trades end up like that though, look at the Hossa trade, or the Brad Richards trade. Rarely do both teams get the best of it. Although the Kovi trade did play a large role in Atlanta getting Byfuglien.

I was looking at some blogs and the people were suggesting things like Rask+Wheeler+Tor 2010 1st for Kovi+Hedberg, or Sharp+Versteeg for Kovi. (Though this guy in the blog just had cash in one of the trades... so take those for what they are)

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