Is Ilya Kovalchuk on the Buffalo Sabres Radar?

December 28th, 2009 by Michael Ghofrani Leave a reply »
Last years trade deadline had so much promise and yet it ended in  disappointment as neither Kovalchuk, Nash (who later signed an extension), Connolly, or Bouwmeester were dealt. However, this years trade deadline shows much more promise and perhaps more prosperity for the Buffalo Sabres.

Although at first glance a Kovlachuk deal to the sabres may look unlikely I've looked into rumors on what the Thrashers may be considering and perhaps their might be a chance. According to sources the Atlanta Thrashers are looking for a deal similar to the Joe Thorton deal a few years ago.

The asking prices is a top six forward (not too old), an A type prospect (i.e a first rounder), a young defenseman ( obviously has to be a decent prospect), and of course a first round pick.

So do the Sabres have what it takes to acquire Kovalchuk? Yes they do (permitted Darcy Regier feels necessary).

First of all the sabres have to make sure that the deal is good enough to acquire Kovalchuk but also is not too good because it seems that their is a 99.9 percent chance that Kovalchuk won't re sign with Buffalo for Regier's asking price.

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