Kotalik for Kovalchuk, I think it's a great trade becuase they have something great in come-- not only will they magically help both teams but they also have last names that start with a K, that's huge!!
Ok folks as many of you know or don't know i am the person who broke this story 2 weeks ago.. I posted this on here and my friends the mouth and jimmy ran a full story on it at Blueshirt banter. I was told information about a rift between Ales Kotalik and TOrts and how badly he wanted out of NY. I am not here to say i told u so or anything like that but a few mods on here owe me a apolagy for the comments and how rude i was treated.. I have a lot better things to do then lie about inside info i get
I vaguely remember it, but I'm pretty sure you got it. Props to you. You called it as it is: Torts and Kot didn't get along and Kot had to be sent away. Hope it's something good coming back.
Kotalik for Exelby makes a lot of sense to me. He'll serve as a stopgap for the rest of the year after Torts murders Redden with a water bottle.
We need to get rid of veteran defensemen, not acquire them. I see no reason to send Gilroy down, nor to shift Sangs to the second pairing, nor to make Nigel Williams to #6 D spot and off the PP completely.
None of that would be good for the Rangers long term.
Kot for a third round pick would be perfect. Kot for a 7th would still be acceptable.