Some correct-spelling-impaired fellow named Steve Zipay thinks Nikolai Zherdev and a draft pick is a fair swap for Ilya Kovalchuk.
He also says things like "dem" instead of "them." Where does Newsday find its writers?
To be fair, he also calls the Czar "Special K," which is endearing in a "oh how cute he's trying so hard" sort of way.
He's due to earn $7.5 next season and then becomes a UFA, who, presumably, the Thrashers can't afford.
You have to love that "presumably." It covers the mountain of cash (or if you prefer, gaping canyon of cap space) the Thrashers have lying around. Presumably Zipay presumes far too much.