I saw a HS hockey game tonight where both teams scored three goals. Can you imagine? Three goals in a single game? And there was no skills competition at the end of the five-minute OT. And you know what? It was one of the best games I’ve seen this year.
Anyway, since it doesn’t appear this Kovalchuk thing, no matter which way it goes, is happening any time soon, I’m hitting the hay.
I really doubt the Rangers have the goods to get him, anyway, and I really, really, really don’t think they should give up much to get him as a rental. If they’re serious about adding Kovalchuk, then they have to have him signed to an extension. Then there is nobody on the roster, nobody in the system, that they shouldn’t sacrifice to get him.
And that all has to be prefaced by the cleansing the organization of some of the albatross contracts, because you can’t have Gaborik, Lundqvist, Drury and Kovalchuk and no money left to spend on the rest of the roster. Otherwise you end up with third and fourth liners and third-pair D-men, and we’ve seen how that works out, haven’t we?