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01-20-2010, 08:13 PM
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Ah so that Kubina trade may make sense after all

I wondered why he was let go for next to nothing - the guy is a horse

Perhaps there was a plan between these two GM friend's after all.....or not

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01-20-2010, 08:14 PM
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Wouldn't anything that a 'source' could find at this time be considered tampering..? Sedin Saga v2.0

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01-20-2010, 08:14 PM
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Now we know for sure the Leafs won't get him. Ah well.

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01-20-2010, 08:17 PM
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Theres absoulutly no chance he becomes a Leaf before July 1st after that who knows

But i do have a feeling hes is going to make it to July 1st just so he can keep his KHL option open if he doesn't get the right situation in the NHL(or his plan might be to bolt there anyway)

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01-20-2010, 08:18 PM
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The Eklund dribble aside think about it if Kolvachuck makes it to UFA who has the cap space and money to sign Kovalchuck?

I know the Leafs do so don't think this can't happen. I'll say this much if Kovalchuck does reach UFA and if he does play in the NHL next year it will be as a Leaf because I don't see any other team with the cap space and willing to give the money he wants which we all know the Leafs will and do if it came to this.

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01-20-2010, 08:18 PM
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the article doesnt state that the leafs will trade for him, but could get him thru free agency...really, 29 other teams can get him come july 1st...I kinda agree with the spotlight part. Although Russians are seen as indifferent, look at top players like ovie and malkin. they love to compete with one other. Kovalchuk cant put himself in the spotlight with other Russians by signing in toronto.

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01-20-2010, 08:20 PM
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is it against rules to do like, give him a $8 mil contract and pay him $3 mil a year other ways (say buy his house or whatever)?? haha

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01-20-2010, 08:26 PM
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the article doesnt state that the leafs will trade for him, but could get him thru free agency...really, 29 other teams can get him come july 1st...I kinda agree with the spotlight part. Although Russians are seen as indifferent, look at top players like ovie and malkin. they love to compete with one other. Kovalchuk cant put himself in the spotlight with other Russians by signing in toronto.
But it said Burke was going to make this "splash" before the Olympics didnt it?

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01-20-2010, 08:27 PM
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Traditionally any team that makes the big trade for him at the deadline would want assurances that Kovi would sign with that team long term. I repeat, traditionally. He and his agent may tell the Thrashers that he will not commit to any team he is traded TO and will hit the free agency market regardless. This really screws Atlanta over.

I can see Burke making a real push for this guy, he is a serious talent. I think the NHL wouldn't mind having a poster boy for Hockey Night in Canada since we really don't have an exciting product here in Toronto.

Further, when people say 'There is no tampering whatsoever!' what they are really saying is that there is no tampering that anyone can prove occurred. If this 'source' is so connected in the rank and file of the NHL and it's a 'virtual lock', I'm shocked that no one has yet to report this angle as of yet. The source makes it seem like it's general knowledge around the league. I have yet to witness anything big occur without some heads up from media sources.(other then Eklund)


OR...Eklund is trying to generate business for his site and this is his time of year coming up to the trade deadline.

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01-20-2010, 08:27 PM
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I like how his source generalized Russians as glory seeking and American's can't carry a team?

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"Oh No," my source replied, " Russians, and he in particular, they want to be 'the Guy.' They want the stage....and the Leafs have the money. They have been saving it for this. The Leafs don't have 'the guy' yet. and they need one immediately. It is coming from above Burkie."

"What a about Kessel, can't he be 'the guy'"

"Kessel is a great player, but he is an American...The Leafs have never done that and Kessel is good to great, but not enough. The Leafs do have a history of Europeans and Russians being big players for them..but it is different for Americans."
Terrific reporting in a sense. He is getting hits

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01-20-2010, 08:28 PM
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the only way Kovy ends up in TO is if he hits free agency, which is what eklunds twitter post was reffering to.

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01-20-2010, 08:29 PM
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People need to stop being retarded and advertising for Eklund. He just makes up outrageous BS and makes money for doing it. Reposting his **** just makes our entire fanbase look like idiots.

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01-20-2010, 08:30 PM
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Sounds like his source could be Bill Watters... Just get a feeling.

If it is, then nothing will likely happen. While I like Bill, he usually likes to blab about stuff without merit.
It does sound like Bill Watters. And unfortunately Bill's connections have withered away years ago.

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01-20-2010, 08:36 PM
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1st. in 2012, 2013, Kaberle, Kadri.

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01-20-2010, 08:37 PM
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obviously we probably will not get kovy. But i dont really understand why people think we simply do not have the assets to get him. You don't think Kadri, schenn, and Kaberle (if he waives) and stalberg and hanson if he doesnt- would get it done?

Personally I would trade kadri, schenn and kaberle for him in a heart beat.

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01-20-2010, 08:44 PM
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I still don't get why Eklund is mentioned here on HF.

He has no sources, none whatsoever, and just looks for website hits.

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01-20-2010, 08:46 PM
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Dear Eklund,

We know your normally wrong. By normally I mean that you have never been right. Having said that,

PLEASE TO GOD BE RIGHT THIS TIME AROUND.

That is all.

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01-20-2010, 08:47 PM
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obviously we probably will not get kovy. But i dont really understand why people think we simply do not have the assets to get him. You don't think Kadri, schenn, and Kaberle (if he waives) and stalberg and hanson if he doesnt- would get it done?

Personally I would trade kadri, schenn and kaberle for him in a heart beat.


NO NO NO NO

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01-20-2010, 08:49 PM
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If he wants a lot of money, we can afford him...

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The only thing he could be right about is....

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...Brian knows the Leafs need to make the splash going into these games..
I think there may be a trade brewing but Kovalchuk!

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01-20-2010, 08:52 PM
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NO NO NO NO
Lol--- you have to give something to get something. I would take one of the top five players in the nhl for kadri, schenn and kaberle. The leafs really need to shake some things up. Yet, I would love to keep kadri.

Also, just gunna point on out the espn nhl page it says kessel, kadri, and kovy? as an insider rumour-- i know most of that is garbage too tho.

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01-20-2010, 08:55 PM
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obviously we probably will not get kovy. But i dont really understand why people think we simply do not have the assets to get him. You don't think Kadri, schenn, and Kaberle (if he waives) and stalberg and hanson if he doesnt- would get it done?

Personally I would trade kadri, schenn and kaberle for him in a heart beat.


OMG thank God you aren't anywhere near Burkie's inner circle.

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01-20-2010, 08:56 PM
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If he wants a lot of money, we can afford him...
Is there anyway we can pay him like $9 million a season and then pay him an additional $10 million under the table so it doesn't affect our cap? Does signing bonus' count against the cap?

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Lol--- you have to give something to get something. I would take one of the top five players in the world for kadri, schenn and kaberle. The leafs really need to shake some things up. Yet, I would love to keep kadri.

Also, just gunna point on out the espn nhl page it says kessel, kadri, and kovy? as an insider rumour-- i know most of that is garbage too tho.
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The only way the leafs can make a trade with atlanta if only they are not planning on rebuilding and want to still try to make the playoffs..so:

TO AT: 1 of(Komi or Beachamin or kaberle(if he waives)) and a package consisting some of these players(not all)Garbo,Hagman,Pony,Stajan, Hanson and Damigo

I truly believe Kadri and Schenn wont be traded but i still doubt he can pull this trade off

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If Eklund is right, I will eat my hat.

No possible way Ilya comes to Toronto.
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