Just to recap a very busy day yesterday in the rumor mill, many teams have thrown their names into the Kovalchuk sweepstakes ranging from Washington, NYR, NJ, Boston, Philly, Minnesota, Chicago, Los Angeles. We can expect a Kovalchuk trade to take place at any time.
For the rest of this rumor I will not be updating with every rumor because there will be too many to keep track of so we will only go with the most serious ones.
My sources have indicated that the Devils and the Rangers are the two likely scenarios with Boston still keeping an eye on things.
Larry Brooks from the New York Post reported this morning that Atlanta is seeking Michael Del Zotto/Marc Staal, Ryan Callahan/Brandon Dubinsky, Chris Kreider/Derek Stepan/Evgeny Grachev and a 1st. That is not that far off than what my source has indicated the Rangers are talking about which is Dan Girardi, Brandon Dubinsky/Ryan Callahan, Evgeny Grachev, Bobby Sanguinetti and a 1st in 2010, along with one of Michal Rozsival or Wade Redden for Ilya Kovalchuk and Pavel Kubina.
At this point the Rangers are believed to have tabled the best offer even with demanding that Redden or Rozsival be part of the trade.
So it looks as if we are in for another longggggggg day with rumors of where Kovalchuk will end up. Stay tuned for the latest!!!!!!!!!!