Bergfors, Oduya, Cormier, 1st round pick, 2nd round pick
Kovalchuk, Salmela, 2nd round pick
Who won the Kovalchuk trade?
N4L wrote:Atlanta is gonna have such a stock pile of prospects and picks, they will be a very good team in 5 or 6 years... as for now, they are totally screwed. I dont see how that franchise doesnt move.
SpezDispenser wrote:N4L wrote:Atlanta is gonna have such a stock pile of prospects and picks, they will be a very good team in 5 or 6 years... as for now, they are totally screwed. I dont see how that franchise doesnt move.
Really? You think they'll fold?
SDH89 wrote:Tough for Atlanta to actually have to pull the trigger.
Sure, the theory "whoever gets the best player wins the trade" is true here, I just think that Atlanta wins in the long run as I don't see how NJ will fit Kovalchuk into their long term plans. They already have some fairly big tickets in their lineup and their #1 DMan Martin is a UFA at year's end as well. Parise and Kovalchuk does equal disgusting but I still don't see them taking the East -- don't underestimate the loss they will feel with Oduya gone.
In Atlanta's case they found themselves in their all too familiar position where they had to deal a star. Kovalchuk was gone regardless and I feel that they got some good pieces going forward.
Bergfors will play on the top line and should be a 25-30 goal man.
Oduya is a vastly underrated puckmover and will look good on the PP and PK, him and Bogosian would look nice together.
Cormier was a highly touted prospect, let's not forget that. If he can clear up his issues than this may be a great addition.
1st rounder in a deep draft.
dennycrane wrote:The Thrashers ownership has been fighting in court for a couple of years now. It would be a major story in a market that cared about hockey. I hope the team moves.
Best player went to the Devils, so I say they won the trade. It will be a big win if they can resign him.
wprager wrote:I voted NJ by a lot. They give up a 1st and 2nd and spare parts. Oduya is nothing more than a 2/3 pairing guy playing in front of (God I hate to say it) great goalie. Lou also gets rid of a headache in Cormier.
Talk was that Waddel made this trade now to save $860K over trading him at the deadline. And that was the best deal he could get a month early. If that's true, that's terribly short-sighted.
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