Fresh news on what Boston is offering for Kovalchuk

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    Fresh news on what Boston is offering for Kovalchuk


    LMAO @ Dennis Wideman being the "centerpiece"

    Even a bigger "suprise" is that ownership would not be willing to take on Kovalchuks salary.


    http://tsn.ca/columnists/bob_mckenzie/?id=308816

    Boston: The struggling Bruins could definitely use an infusion of offence and their interest in Kovalchuk is legitimate. But the Bruins are looking at him purely as a rental. Given Kovalchuk's financial demands and expectations in free agency, Boston is not prepared to take on that salary under virtually any circumstances. So Boston's offer will reflect that and may not match up with others.

    Defenceman Dennis Wideman, who is on hard times with his play this season, would be the centerpiece of anything Boston does. Because he's under contract for another two years after this season, Wideman may be an attractive piece for the Thrashers. The Bruins also have their own first-round pick, which much to their chagrin is a lot higher at this moment than they ever dreamed possible, plus Toronto's first-round pick (via the Phil Kessel trade), which is a potential top-three selection.

    Bruins' GM Peter Chiarelli has made it clear he isn't going to part with the Leaf pick but the Bruin pick could definitely be in play with Wideman and some other asset to sweeten the pot.

    Is it enough? Only Waddell will be able to judge that once all the offers are on the table, but the conventional wisdom is it may come up shy compared to another offer from a team that is fully prepared to sign Kovalchuk to a new deal.

     
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    Re: Fresh news on what Boston is offering for Kovalchuk

    This is the same crap they did for hossa 2 years ago we are "seriously" lookin at him until he suddenly goes somewhere and PC is not sure why this happen
     
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    Re: Fresh news on what Boston is offering for Kovalchuk

    The Globe says its not happening.

    KPD quotes TWO sources with direct access to whats being offered.  This is better info than I've seen ANYWHERE..And keep in mind no matter WHO gets Kovy EVERYONE agrees--its a RENTAL.  So if the B's got Kovy--NEXT year they LOSE Kovy and they lose the players they trade:


    "<<<<<But according to two NHL club sources familar with the bids the Thrashers are fielding for Kovalchuk, the Bruins are not among the most aggressive bidders for the 26-year-old sniper and they are not among the favorites to make him a late-season rental.

    “Have the Bruins shown some interest? Yes, absolutely,’’ said one of the sources. “And the chances of [Kovalchuk] being dealt have increased in the last week, from about 50-50 to 70-30, maybe better. But it’s not a done deal yet and thus far Boston really hasn’t been in the thick of it. They’re in it, with 7-8 other teams, but their offer hasn’t been near the top. I suppose that could change, but . . . ’’


     
  4. You have chosen to ignore posts from xenimus. Show xenimus's posts

    Re: Fresh news on what Boston is offering for Kovalchuk

    When a team says their "not in it" it means their "in it".
     
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    Re: Fresh news on what Boston is offering for Kovalchuk

    This is more proof why the Bruins will remain a mediocre team and never win another cup. Its ownership still thinks this is the 1970s and does not want to go get a bonefide game breaker and does not want to spend the big bucks on one player, albeit a great player in this case. 
     
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    Re: Fresh news on what Boston is offering for Kovalchuk

    The stupidity on these boards is scary!  Why do people constently say that Bruins ownership is cheap, when the Bruins are one of a few teams RIGHT AT THE CAP LIMIT!  Get real people!!  
     
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    Re: Fresh news on what Boston is offering for Kovalchuk

    it is an negotiation stance... believe me I have been through a few of those games.  Relax we are not the big time players in this trade agreement.  It is about positioning in the negotiation. Wadell has a team in a better position to be in the playoffs than the Bruins.  Waddell knows his job is on the line with Kovy.  He wants him to resign so he can be a center piece for the new "Atlanta" Thrashers or the new "Hamilton" what ever.  If and when Waddel gets serious then the Kovy contract will be on the table in any trade.  So, it is Chicago or LA not Boston.  End of story.
     
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    Re: Fresh news on what Boston is offering for Kovalchuk

    If Kovy is just going to be a rental, he's not worth it. Lets not give up any young players or picks period.

    If its a sign and trade, thats another story though.
     
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    Re: Fresh news on what Boston is offering for Kovalchuk

    Give Atlanta ... Ryder, Hunwick, Wheeler, Marchand, Boston's 2nd round pick (2010) and Tampa's 2nd round pick (2010) for Kovalchuk, and Eric Boulton. 

    Ryder's cap hit is $4M, Hunwick's hit is $1.35M, Wheeler's is $2.85M.

    Sign Kovalchuk for $8.5M per for 7 years (he's only 26).  Give Boulton jersey #28.

    The Bruins would still have Toronto's 1 (2010), Boston's 1 (2010), Toronto's 2 (2010), Boston's 2 (2010), Toronto's 1 (2011), Boston's 1 (2011), Boston's 2 (2011) and Minnesota's 2 (2011). 

    We can afford the picks without giving up the future.
     
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    Re: Fresh news on what Boston is offering for Kovalchuk

    Sure...offer him 8.5 for 7 right after he has already turned down $10m for 8.  Sure he will jump all over that.
     
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    Re: Fresh news on what Boston is offering for Kovalchuk

    OK - $10.5M per year for 8 years (he's only 26).  Drop Wideman at the close of this year and we're there.  My trade must include Eric Boulton - I'm tired of watching pansy-ass hockey and the new draftees and our young players will need protection besides that offered by the very game Shawn Thornton.
     
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