Prediction: Kovalchuk Will Demand By Next Trade Deadline
I thought the Thrashers would definitely take Filatov to compliment Kovalchuk. Not that Bogosian is a bad pick, but this guy realistically is probably a few years away from making any kind of impact (as most d-men).
I think Kovalchuk is gone before then. He's not likely to stick around with that dearth of talent. I don't think he's going to waste another 2-3 years waiting for Atlanta to restock talent around him.
Not saying he'll be coming here though as Lowe doesn't seem to get deals done anymore.