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  LocalMouse13
 
February 4, 2010 3:23:07 pm
 
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Driving home today, I was looking at the AirTran billboard going southbound on the connector...the one with Kovy on it that says "See your breath in other arenas" I never realized that it was directed at him.






I realized awhile ago that the Airtran radio ads with Kovy don't mention the Thrashers. they refer to him as "All-Star Ilya Kovalchuck" thus making the ads easily transportable to his new city. the ads with Jerius Norwood mention the Falcons about 5 times. I think it was then that my hope of getting Kovy re-signed disappeared.




I believe this is because Airtran may not own sponsorship rights with the Thrashers so they cannot mention the team name in their ads. They can however, put Kovy on a billboard in a nondescript baby blue jersey.

 
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  ducksthrashers2002
 
February 4, 2010 4:50:50 pm
 
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Someone has to explain to me why DW is now negotiating in the paper? Does it really matter what he offered? By going public with what Kovy turned down, doesn't he push down his trade value?
 
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  grifter
 
February 4, 2010 5:12:08 pm
 
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Someone has to explain to me why DW is now negotiating in the paper? Does it really matter what he offered? By going public with what Kovy turned down, doesn't he push down his trade value?



to make kovalchuk the bad guy. "thanks for everything Ilya, don't let the door hit you while we shove you out of it'

 
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February 4, 2010 6:49:41 pm
 
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Someone has to explain to me why DW is now negotiating in the paper? Does it really matter what he offered? By going public with what Kovy turned down, doesn't he push down his trade value?



to be more clear, the asg wants the fans to think, 'he turned down $101 mil? what a tool'

rather than

'well hell, the organiztion is a joke, as is the gm, and the team isnt' very good, why would he stay here at all, even for $101mil?'

 
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  Bluto
 
February 4, 2010 7:00:42 pm
 
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Someone has to explain to me why DW is now negotiating in the paper? Does it really matter what he offered? By going public with what Kovy turned down, doesn't he push down his trade value?



From the ASG side, the entire thing has been done throught the media. It started this summer and continues until now.

 
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  netster
 
February 4, 2010 7:05:15 pm
 
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Just saw on Fox5 the trade is going on right now. Ken Rodriguez dude said he's waiting on confirmation from his source on what team he's being traded to.

And on Kevin Allen's twitter it's saying the team is an eastern conference.
http://twitter.com/kausatoday/

Flyers? Devils?

 
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  Iculus
 
February 4, 2010 7:40:53 pm
 
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Devils... Oduya is part of it coming back apparently.
 
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  Section119
 
February 4, 2010 7:44:33 pm
 
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By going public with what Kovy turned down, doesn't he push down his trade value?



Probably. What does he care? He is getting the boot as soon as they find some nobody sucker to come in, shut up and suffer.

 
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  netster
 
February 4, 2010 8:02:14 pm
 
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Devils... Oduya is part of it coming back apparently.



I was hoping it'd be the Flyers involving JVR


 
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February 4, 2010 8:03:59 pm
 
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NESN reports Oduya, Bergfors, prospect and pick.....
 
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  Iculus
 
February 4, 2010 8:05:55 pm
 
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Apparently it's Bergfors, Tedenby, Oduya,and a 1st.
 
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  kopykat
 
February 4, 2010 8:08:27 pm
 
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Kovy on a trap team? this could get ugly!
 
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February 4, 2010 8:09:46 pm
 
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Wow, the Eastern Conf will be a battle royale between Pit, Was, and NJD. Bring on April and May!
 
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February 4, 2010 8:15:48 pm
 
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Now I am seeing Patrice Cormier instead of Tedenby... who knows
 
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February 4, 2010 8:17:33 pm
 
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If it's Cormier, DW better be fired.
 
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February 4, 2010 8:22:07 pm
 
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If it's Tedenby, might as well rename the team to the Atlanta Swedes

Bergfors, Tedenby, Oduya, Enstrom, Hedberg, Klingberg

 
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February 4, 2010 8:24:33 pm
 
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for those of you unfamiliar with Cormier:


 
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  Section119
 
February 4, 2010 8:24:41 pm
 
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He didn't want to stay in Atlanta -

From TSN

"Ultimately, we offered Kovy more than $101 million over 12 years, which would have been the highest contract signed by an impending unrestricted free agent in the history of the league. If accepted, this contract would have been the second highest offer ever to any NHL player. We also met his desire to be the highest paid player based on average annual salary with a separate offer of 7 years at $10M per year ($70M). This offer is $0.5M higher per year than any other player.[\b]

"If we went beyond these offers, we would not be able to retain the young players on our roster when it came time to sign them, or invest in other top tier players needed to assemble a truly competitive team. Therefore, we are aggressively exploring all of our options as we move forward."


 
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  Inferno
 
February 4, 2010 8:29:49 pm
 
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oduya, cormier, bergfors and a first that will likely be in the low 20's?

seriously? thats all they could get for Kovalchuk?

 
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  3putt
 
February 4, 2010 8:34:01 pm
 
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Would not Dion Phaneuf and a draft pick been a better deal?


 
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