NHL Trade Rumors: The Senators Might Have a Taker For Alexei Kovalev After All
NHL Trade Rumors: Will The Penguins Bite on Alexei Kovalev
We keep hearing conflicting reports about Alexei Kovalev and his future. We've heard about how the Ottawa Senators will be hard-pressed to find any takers for him, yet there are other reports that teams could possibly make a play on him.
And the name that keeps coming up is Pittsburgh.
Another report by the Pittsbugh Post-Gazette came out, stating the Penguins aren't done in the trade market and are serious about Kovalev.
I've written about this a few times in the last couple of weeks, especially about this scenario. From the Penguins perspective, it's not an awful trade. It's not going to cost much in return other than a low draft pick at the least, he's an upgrade in talent compared to the AHLers on the roster now and he was very good for the Penguins before.
But there's always the baggage that comes with Kovalev, especially with how it usually ends with him and a team. He's quit and caused problems for teams before, and it can end badly for Pittsburgh just like it's ended badly for a couple of other teams.
Then you watch him play, and you see what he's capable of. He's not that player anymore just because of his age, but he can still show flashes of that ability that's always had general managers and scouts drooling.
In a way, he's always been the Milton Bradley of hockey, save for the temper. It's never ended well wherever he's been, but he always gets another chance because of his talent. If he does get traded, it's starting to look like it's going to be in Pittsburgh.
But don't be surprised if it ends badly there, too.
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