Doesn't do much for either team. Would be more like a move just for the sake of making a move.
I think people are way too hung up on Kovalev. He's not playing sensational hockey but he seems to be a little injured right now. Granted he's only on pace for 57 points, which would be one of his lowest career totals, but people expecting a PPG just aren't being realistic. He's going to be flaky, he's going to turn the puck over, and he's going to look like he's not putting in any effort. That's who he is, and that's been his style since he entered the league. I'd like to see him turn it up a bit and produce a bit more, but expecting more than 70 points is overstimating what Kovalev can bring to a team.
Kovalev's been a little better in the playoffs too. I'd rather not make a move just for the sake of making a move or to placate the ignant ones who think Kovalev should be ripping it like Hossa is.
Kovy is much more of a playmaker than Satan who more of a sniper, there are similarities such as both being puck hog and giving good effort 1 out 2 games. But as far as the style of game they bring I think Satan is more a Ryder type player.
Satan has only 1 more year left on his Contract and Kovalev 2.
Kovalev at his best is by far the better player but....I really doubt that Satan sucks the skill out of every player he plays with.
I also doubt he hogs the puck like Kovalev does so maybe he would be a better fit. But I dont think the Isle would do that kind of swap mainly for contract reasons.