Kovalev Does Not Anticipate A Trade Anytime Soon

According to the post gazette in Pittsburgh, PA Alexei Kovalev does not expect to be traded soon. Kovalev stated…

“My feeling is that, for the next month, I don’t think anything is going to happen. Maybe closer to the deadline, it might happen.”

Alexei Kovalev stated that he would like to play in Pittsburgh next season, but that does not look like the case because of financial troubles in the organization. No word was said on possible teams that Kovalev might be traded to, but so far rumors have it that it will be either, Toronto, Philidelphia, Colorado, or Detroit. http://www.post-gazette.com/penguins/20030202kovalev0202p2.asp



21 Responses to Kovalev Does Not Anticipate A Trade Anytime Soon

  1. BabyLeaf says:

    Kovalev is right. The Pens probably want to see if they can make the playoffs.

    I’d expect the Pens to trade Kovalev likely the night before the deadline and not a minute before that

  2. keon says:

    I sure hope the Leafs don’t trade for this guy. I would rather have Owen Nolan, but that will never happen.

  3. mikster says:

    Good one. I think so too.

    Gee, not even Leaf_Expert would come up with that one!

  4. Just-Checking-In says:

    And to think TFP.com had him traded to the Leafs as soon as Mario made it back into the line-up.

  5. Leaf_Expert says:

    Hey Miks,

    What you think of your TFP now….?

  6. Leaf_Expert says:

    Hey Miks,

    What you think of your TFP now….?

  7. devfanman4 says:

    “Alexei Kovalev stated that he would like to play in Pittsburgh next season, but that does not look like the case because of financial troubles in the organization. “

    Kovalev staying in Pittsburgh would be the best option for everyone. He’s too offensive minded and that’s the only team that’ll let him play his game. Why can’t he just take a pay cut and stay with the Pens? Hasn’t he made enough money already in his career?

  8. Islesfreak says:

    Before people criticize TFP realize that they only report what other sources have mentioned. If anything criticize the Canadien media for creating the false rumors. I’m glad they report those rumors because no major sports network does(In America at least).

  9. sportside24 says:

    If he gets a serious injury he’ll be worthless this year… Another thing to consider about how long they hold on to him..

  10. mikster says:

    I think that TFP and TSN have the right source, and those talks did probably happen, also for TSN. My take is that Patrick wanted too much again….

    What do you think of your question now?

  11. mikster says:

    For now, TFP does have its own sources, but it’s growing. It’s very good during the off-season, as it reported first about Holik..Guerin and so on…however, we did do that one mistake with Amonte.

    As far as trade rumors….TFP picks some ups for itself, just as they did with Brendl to the Canes a week before it happened. But, right now they still need to grow more and expand. They are good with other rumors, such as coach hirings. They got the Hartley story first, and it was cool because most of the fans here made fun of TFP when they reported that and then it actually happened.

    But, you’re right, and it’s not all just Canadian media.

  12. TrojanMan says:

    I think youre too full of yourself. Anyone can be right 50% of the time. Hell, flip a coin.

  13. Just-Checking-In says:

    As the person that made the first comment about TFP, let me say that I am not intending to bash that site.

    Last year I had mentioned TFP is not a primary news gathering source and should be treated that way.

    I have seen nothing to change my opinion. Usually most media sources want at least 2 sources before they print something. TFP appears to have slightly less standards in that regards.

    TFP is a fun site to read and I would recommend it to anyone. However a lot of people tend to get carried away by the rumors they post. Just remember that the next time they break a rumor of a trade.

  14. trademan says:

    this is a test

  15. guinsfan4life says:

    When asked if he would reconsider taking less money Kovie said, “would the fans?”

  16. guinsfan4life says:

    When asked if he would reconsider taking less money Kovie said, “would the fans?”

  17. matteo says:

    Kovalev can whine all he wants about how much he wants to stay in Armpittsburgh, but the fact is if he really wanted to stay – he could. Nobody is twisting his arm and making him leave for more money. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t blame him for taking more money, my point is…Don’t cry about it like it’s killing you to leave when the choice is yours.

    As for Pittsburgh trading him – If the pens actually think they are keeping him around to make a run at the cup then they are complete dopes. They don’t have the depth it takes….at any position…to make a run at the cup this year. Can you imagine the Pens making it out of the East (I can’t) and playing a 7 game series against Dallas…..it would be a joke. The best bet for them is to trade Kovy now and make sure that they get something for him while they can. God knows if they keep him and try to run at the cup they are going to come up short with nothing to show for Kovalev. If Mario wanted to really keep him that bad he should play for free and give Kovalev the extra money.

    The whole Pens franchise is really looking like it is about to go on life support. I am not sure what future prospects they have lined up, but the players on the big club certainly don’t look all that great. Without a healthy Mario that team is crap.

    Bottome line is that if Mario is not getting 4 or 5 points a night the team is not winning. They seriously need to think about their future and get some good young prospects for Kovalev.

  18. guinsfan4life says:

    I guess that is a chance their willing to take hoping someone comes to them in the last hours of the deadline giving into their demands. Foolish?? RIsky?

    yep.

  19. jammer21 says:

    whoops……..

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