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    Kovalchuk to Devils!!!

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=4888109

    Source: Devils acquire Kovalchuk

    By Pierre LeBrun

    The New Jersey Devils have won the Ilya Kovalchuk sweepstakes, acquiring from the superstar winger from the Atlanta Thrashers on Thursday night, a source close to the deal told ESPN.com.

    The Devils have struggled of late, especially scoring goals. Veteran Devils GM Lou Lamoriello didn't hesitate, swooping in and acquiring the biggest rental player available on this year's trade market.

    Kovalchuk will be an unrestricted free agent July 1 and contracts talks with the Thrashers hit a stalemate recently.

    Pierre LeBrun covers the NHL for ESPN.com.

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    Wow! Huuuge pickup, great for the devils.

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    Everything I'm hearing says the Devils are sending back Oduya, Bergfors, Palmieri, and a 1st round pick. Sounds like a great deal to me.

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    I hope they traded Bergfors/Odyua/Clarkson/pick.

    Its just a two month rental, those deals are dangerous

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevsJetsYanks88 View Post
    Everything I'm hearing says the Devils are sending back Oduya, Bergfors, Palmieri, and a 1st round pick. Sounds like a great deal to me.
    That's a soild deal...the interesting thing is if he actually signs on past this season, but for we will take him and hope for another cup

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bay Ridge Jet View Post
    I hope they traded Bergfors/Odyua/Clarkson/pick.

    Its just a two month rental, those deals are dangerous
    Haven't heard any mention of Clarkson being involved in the deal. Replace Clarkson with Palmieri, and that's what it appears Atlanta is getting in return.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyjetsman28 View Post
    That's a soild deal...the interesting thing is if he actually signs on past this season, but for we will take him and hope for another cup
    Very possible that he could end up going back to Europe after the season. If we're able to re-sign that would be ideal, but I think Lou realizes that our window with Marty could be closing, and he wants to get that 4th cup. Add Kovalchuk and hopefully Elias, Martin, and Clarkson will be back shortly after the Olympic break and this team is a favorite for the Cup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevsJetsYanks88 View Post
    Haven't heard any mention of Clarkson being involved in the deal. Replace Clarkson with Palmieri, and that's what it appears Atlanta is getting in return.
    eh they kept that sweedish guy. its a good trade as theyre in a position to win. rental trades can kill you if you give up too much.

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    I'm hearing mixed reports now.

    Some saying Oduya/Bergfors/Tedenby/1st Round Pick

    Some saying Oduya/Bergfors/Palmieri/1st Round Pick

    I'm really, really hoping it's the latter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bay Ridge Jet View Post
    eh they kept that sweedish guy. its a good trade as theyre in a position to win. rental trades can kill you if you give up too much.
    nevermind. they maybe traded him

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    Looks like it's Tedenby that's the prospect in the deal. Damn it!

    http://www.thefourthperiod.com/news/njd100204.html

    Devils acquire superstar Kovalchuk
    TheFourthPeriod.com

    TFP has learned that the New Jersey Devils have acquired superstar forward Ilya Kovalchuk from the Atlanta Thrashers. The trade was first reported by USA Today's Kevin Allen.
    TFP Editor-in-Chief David Pagnotta has confirmed that Devils defenseman Johnny Oduya, two forwards and a first-round pick heading to Atlanta.

    Forward Nicklas Bergfors and prospect Mattias Tedenby are also believed to be part of the deal.

    According to Pagnotta, Kovalchuk "has not yet been informed (by Atlanta) he's been traded."

    Details to follow...

    For up-to-the-second updates, follow David Pagnotta on TWITTER.


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    Now it sounds like it's Cormier, not Tedenby or Palmieri. Sick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bay Ridge Jet View Post
    I hope they traded Bergfors/Odyua/Clarkson/pick.

    Its just a two month rental, those deals are dangerous
    Just ask the Islanders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevsJetsYanks88 View Post
    Now it sounds like it's Cormier, not Tedenby or Palmieri. Sick!
    I guess the elbow king is atlanta's problem now, well done lou.

    Edit: and the Devils got Dman Ansi Salmela back who they traded to Atl last year. Id say that makes this a good trade if it turns out to be a rental and an Epic Win if they some how sign him...
    Last edited by crazyjetsman28; 02-04-2010 at 08:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyjetsman28 View Post
    I guess the elbow king is atlanta's problem now, well done lou
    What you think the lines will look like? My guess...

    Parise - Zajac - Zubrus

    Kovalchuk - Elias - Langenbrunner

    Rolston - McAmmond - Clarkson

    Pandolfo - Niedermayer - (Scrub)

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    Sounds like we got Anssi Salmela back as well. LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevsJetsYanks88 View Post
    Sounds like we got Anssi Salmela back as well. LOL.
    Just edited my last post with that info....Great deal even if its just for a couple months. Cant wait to go the Rock tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyjetsman28 View Post
    Just edited my last post with that info....Great deal even if its just for a couple months. Cant wait to go the Rock tomorrow
    Awesome man. Should be a great time, as I'm hearing he WILL be in the lineup tomorrow.

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    Updated...

    Devils send 1st rounder to Atlanta, teams to swap 2nd round choices. Almost a wash when it comes to draft picks now.

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