TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger appeared during the 2nd intermission of the Penguins/Sabres game to share a few tidbits on some players who may be on the move before the March 3rd NHL Trade Deadline. I took off little chunks of each and have them to share with you:
Tomas Kaberle: The ball is in his own court, his no-trade clause gives him the ability to provide a list of teams for Burke to move him to. Burke would like to package Kaberle for a top tier forward and possibly a prospect or 1st round pick, however that could be difficult if Kaberle wants to stick around.
Ilya Kovalchuk: As of now, the best option for Ilya Kovalchuk is to re-up in Atlanta. Right now lots of interest has been generated for him, however Thrashers' GM Don Waddell is asking for a lot in return which may be the case as to whether a trade is made or broken before the clock strikes 12:00pm on March 3rd.
Ray Whitney: He is somewhat of a hot commodity now. In all honesty what team in the race wouldn't want someone who not only has a Stanley Cup ring and is a source for leadership but who does put the points up on the board. Dreger also mentioned that due to Kovalchuk's high price tag, Whitney is considered more valuable to a few GM's and could possibly fetch a 1st rounder and/or a prospect or two.
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