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  • Casey Casey Nov 30, 2010 5:45 PM Flag

    Help with offer

    Got offered Penner and Langenbrunner for Kovalchuk.

    Would like to turn Kovalchuk into a productive asset, but I don't think this deal's worth considering. Langebrunner's damaged goods on a bad team (likely just be dropped), and Penner a bit of wild card on a bad team.

    I'd like to counter with a bigger deal.

    Rick Nash and Dustin Penner
    for
    Kovalchuk and one of JJokinen/Voracek/RSymth/Alfredsson

    What do you think. Which one of those options in the potental counter make sense?

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    • IMO you're on the right track with your counter-offer. He was definitely trying to low-ball you....though I have to say I'm starting to have doubts about Kovie.

      I'd get rid of Voracek, I know he's often a "darkhorse" pick this year but I'm not sold. 2nd Smythe.

    • Don't do the current deal. Kovy may eventually pick it up once Parise comes back and if the Devils every get their situation fixed up.

      If you want to counter, I like the incoming players. As for outgoing, I say Kovy and either Jokinen/Voracek/Smyth. I don't know all that much about Jokinen or Voracek, but they aren't on the best teams. Smyth is getting old and seems to be more of a leader than a producer. And Alfy is hovering around a point per game and has been for several seasons, so despite his age, I say keep him.

    • Keep Kovalchuck