Thursday, February 4, 2010

Kovalchuk Traded to Devils, for Johnny Oduya and Hopefully Some Other People

(updated below)




Via ESPN on the teevee, Pierre LeBrun says that David Clarkson might be included.

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More than one writer has tweeted that Kovy hasn't even gotten the call yet. Could DW be SPITING his former superczar?

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What does Pierre LeBrun know? Perhaps a lot, but the pre-confirmation Tweeting Consensus is that we've traded Kovalchuk for Johnny Oduya, Niclas Bergfors, prospect Mattias Tedenby, and a 1st round pick. 3 Swedes.

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SCRATCH THAT SHIT.


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Ah, a dispute:


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ALL THE CANADIANS ARE FUCKING WRONG:


Let these Twitter screen shots stand as an eternal testament.

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Oh, Bob, do you have to rub it in?

30 comments:

GoPuckYourself said...

I'm withholding comment until we see the full deal.

Sigh. It is officially over.

Mortimer Peacock said...

Yes, we must wait and see.

Jay said...

I saw that Bergfors is in it.

Big Shooter said...

Nothing says Devils hockey like Ilya Kovalchuk.

Fuck me.

Mr. Speaker said...

Bergfors and Oduya's a decent return so far. I want their # 1 and another forward: to hell with prospects.

Salmela, Pops or Valabik must be going back. They JUST got Martin back today at practice.

GoPuckYourself said...

I honestly don't know a damn thing about the Devils, so I'll be relying on those of you who are more informed to tell me how we did.

DowntownATL said...

Twitter is consolidating to

Oduya
Bergfors
Nick Palmieri
their 1st

Mr. Speaker said...

Clarkson ain't bad and could be a good fit...especially with Colby unlikely to stay. But you never know, he may really like the guys in the room. C'mon, throw in Boris and get us another forward!

Okay, now I'm really dreaming.

Mr. Speaker said...

Kovy's probably in the protective custody of Jack Bauer in DC awaiting his full body scan and computer chip change.

DowntownATL said...

Twitter is consolidating to

Oduya
Bergfors
Tedenby
their 1st

Two roster players and two 1st round picks is OK by me.

What's the cap look like now?

GoPuckYourself said...

So by getting 3 Swedes, we're already trying to convince Toby Enstrom not to leave?

GoPuckYourself said...

Ah damn, I was all proud of myself for being witty. All for nought.

What's the verdict if this is it, folks?

Mortimer Peacock said...

Oduya is a good defenseman, Bergfors might become something someday, I know absolutely nothing about Palmieri.

No way the Thrashers will make the playoffs this year. Kovalchuk will.

GoPuckYourself said...

Or maybe we had it the first time. That's the deal RDS is reporting.

Mr. Speaker said...

Is Nick Kyle Palmieri's brother and who is supposed to be the better prospect? I know Kyle was pretty highly touted.

Hope it's not all Swedes unless Tedenby is the next coming of Johan Franzen.

GoPuckYourself said...

Hahahahaha now Kevin Allen says another guy's in the deal.

This is like a game of musical chairs...only FUCKING RETARDED.

Mr. Speaker said...

Allen says its Patrice Cormier and the 1st round pick in addition to Bergfors & Oduya!

Mortimer Peacock said...

By the way, GPY, I chortled mightily at your Enstrom/Swedes joke. He'll be the next mega-trade.

GoPuckYourself said...

I guess we're implementing the Brian Burke philosophy of building from the net out. Oduya's a replacement for Kubina, who's as good as gone as well I think.

Oh wait a minute, all 3 of our goalies are flawed.

God damnit.

Big Shooter said...

And so it is over. 8 years.

Time for anothers (many many a whole lot) beers.

Mr. Speaker said...

There has got to be another component to this! Why wouldn't NJ be getting a D-man back for their thin blueline?

Please let Salmela or Boris be the final pieces in return for David Clarkson. Bergfors is a tinkerbelle and Oduya is talented but soft. This won't really adress the real problem on our blueline unless we can sign a Kubina-sized player with attitude this summer.

Mr. Speaker said...

I want to like Bob Mac, really I do, but he always winds up being a smarmy, pot shot-taking douche in the very end. Bad form.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Ilya playing Neutral Zone Trap.

Watch him drive Jacque Lemaire NUTS.

Payback?

Matt

Jay said...

I heard Cormier has a good elbow.

Jay said...

Salmella is going back to NJ, too.

Wayne stuck in AL said...

Goddam it; goddam it to hell...

This is an even bigger rip-off than the Dale Murphy trade (remember, NONE of the players acquired by the Braves ever played another MLB game after that season).

Mortimer Peacock said...

Indeed. It wasn't the Murphy trade that brought us all those awesome 90s players.

Mr. Speaker said...

Anssi is no longer Fanssi as he is relegated to trap duty once again.

Sorry Salmsy, good luck!

Why are we not getting 5 assets back for 2? This really isn't that much better than Hossa save for Oduya being a known commodity with All-Star potential.

Am I being too reactionary? Someone please reassure me. Somebody please hold me. I feel cold suddenly.

the jointhead said...

Thank god this is over. And Fuck Kovy and his fucking canned I want to stay in ATL and you are idiots for beliveing it comments.

Jay said...

Is it just me or do all of you think it would be FUCKING HILARIOUS if the Thrashers make the playoffs and beat the Devils in the first round? God that would be awesome. I think the remaining players have just found something to play for.