Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tick tock tick tock

Via Darren Dreger's Twitter:

Following up on the RDS story. Don Waddell met with Kovalchuk today to tell him he should expect a trade. 5 or more teams still in.

My optimism does indeed know bounds. There is still a tiny bit of hope deep down inside of me that says "maybe these are still just negotiating tactics. Maybe Kovy is holding out to see if anybody is crazy enough to offer him $11 million. Maybe DW is hoping that Kovy will beg him not to trade him and accept the $10 million. Maybe DW and Kovy have a secret pact to trade Kovy away for assets then have Kovy re-sign with Atlanta for $8 million on July 1. Maybe Obama is a bad dream and somewhere our real President Condi Rice is strangling terrorists with her bare hands."

I find it very difficult to answer today when people ask "how are you?"

Update from M. Peacock: Whoa hey how about this from the official TSN article (stick tap to our own Big Shooter for the discovery):

Thrashers general manager Don Waddell met with the star forward on Wednesday and told him to expect a trade to another NHL team over the next few hours or days.

Hours. Tick tock indeed.

41 comments:

Big Shooter said...

Link not working, but I saw the article.

Whatever. Let's just be done with it.

Razor Catch Prey said...

It is just a link to his Twitter feed. I didn't bother with a link to the RDS story since it is presumably in French.

Big Shooter said...

TSN has an article up. Money quote:

"Thrashers general manager Don Waddell met with the star forward on Wednesday and told him to expect a trade to another NHL team over the next few hours or days."

Hours.

GoPuckYourself said...

"I find it very difficult to answer today when people ask 'how are you?"

RCP, you nailed it.

FrenchCatalogues said...

Teams in mix for Kovalchuk include: Boston, New Jersey, Rangers, Philadelphia, Calgary, Chicago and L.A. Some more. Some less. Auction time.

http://twitter.com/TSNBobMcKenzie

Daculafan said...

I saw the article too...let's just get it the hell over with.

Just like a kick in the balls...gotta love it

Anonymous said...

DW is not fit to lick the taint on a mangy dog.

FrenchCatalogues said...

It needs to happen, kill the bitch

Big Shooter said...

And so, Bob McKenzie's BlackBerry has spoken. God be with us all, it's official.

FrenchCatalogues said...

Come on LA, I cant see him in the east. Too painful

FrenchCatalogues said...

Close, imminent, whatever. It was neither last night. Certainly not with L.A.

http://twitter.com/TSNBobMcKenzie

Big Shooter said...

Custance just said a couple years ago NJ offered us Gionta for Hossa. Found that interesting.

FrenchCatalogues said...

It's like the Cuban Missile Crisis, but the shit is gonna hit the fan

Mortimer Peacock said...

I hope to God he doesn't end up in the East. Can't deal with it. I hope it's either LA or Chicago, but I worry that it's Calgary and we're going to become the Leafs South.

FrenchCatalogues said...

At this point, Thrashers will not let any team talk to Kovalchuk about an extension. To do so would put power in hands of player/agent.

http://twitter.com/TSNBobMcKenzie

Big Shooter said...

OK, Chroniclites... work for me is now not an option. We make our prediciton as to what team he goes to. Mine:

Rangers.

FrenchCatalogues said...

LA in West

Rangers In East

Mortimer Peacock said...

Yeah, work is no longer an option over here either. I say...Calgary, actually.

Big Shooter said...

I said Calgary last night. The Rangers a few minutes ago. Now I say Philly.

Hey, Hitch just got fired!

Mortimer Peacock said...

What the fuck would we get from NY? Obviously they want him to play with Gaborik, so we'd get...who, exactly? Wade Redden?

FrenchCatalogues said...

Dubinsky, Callahan, Stephan shit i don't know

Big Shooter said...

I just think Slather may over pay. Take a bad contract (Drury?), young guy (Stall?) and maybe a 1st and a prospect. You never know with Slather. I worry we may end up with Jokinen.

FrenchCatalogues said...

Why the hell would we take any of that?

Mortimer Peacock said...

Imagine: Olli Jokinen = your new Ilya Kovalchuk.

FrenchCatalogues said...

It is DW, retracted statement

Big Shooter said...

I was just thinking out loud. After I wrote it I realized we would need much more. Just sayin Slather likes to deal...

FrenchCatalogues said...

This is shitty, very shit. We like to shit

GoPuckYourself said...

If he goes West=Vancouver
If he goes East=Boston

It's about drinking time.

Mortimer Peacock said...

I could definitely live with a Vancouver trade...if we get, say, Ryan Kesler and/or Alex Burrows, which we won't.

FrenchCatalogues said...

I'd love that

Big Shooter said...

This is going to get more comments than the time I called Rory Boylen a weenie.

GoPuckYourself said...

BS--If there's a dark horse team I could see him getting sent to, it's Montreal. Maybe Gionta ends up here after all...

FrenchCatalogues said...

One exec told me he didn't know what to think of Kovalchuk's destination because he sees teams mentioned that he knows aren't interested.

http://twitter.com/CraigCustance

Big Shooter said...

About a half dozen teams still in the mix for Kovalchuk. Likely to take at least another two or three days to sort itself out. No deadline.

Per Bob McKenzie. Kill me now.

Mortimer Peacock said...

I'd rather get it over with tonight.

GoPuckYourself said...

Eklund just wrote a whole lot of nothing about this whole deal. Nice to see he's in form during this critical time.

Mr. Speaker said...

Holy shit! 36 comments already!!

Wow, I actually do some work and this happens while I'm gone!!

Crikey.

Mr. Speaker said...

Frenchy is making me laugh. We do like to shit...look at us bluster!

My predictions:

1) Boston
2) Philly
3) LA
4) Montreal (with Lehts)
5) NYR
6) CGY (cuz DWad is real desperate)

Then the earth will open up and swallow Philips Arena along with Don Waddell. Waddell will finally lose his job, but it won't matter because the franchise will be swallowed up into an ancient Indian burial ground.

So let it be written, so let it be done.

Thrasherhell said...

This could make or break(god willing) wadell.I'm with Mortimer I'm feeling sick now

Mortimer Peacock said...

Ancient Indian burial ground! Bring on the ancient Indian burial ground!

krisabelle said...

If he goes back to the KHL, can we trade Russia for Lilia Podkopayeva? I bet she could shoot some 5 hole mothertruckers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lilia_Podkopayeva