Penguins may be looking at Ilya Kovalchuk

Mark Madden of the Beaver County Times is speculating that a major blockbuster would make sense for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The main jist of the speculation is that the Penguins could become a true force by trying to pry Ilya Kovalchuk from the Thrashers. In order to try to get the highly talented Russian from the Thrashers it is speculated that it would take Jordan Staal, draft picks and a top notch player. It is mentioned that the Thrashers may listen to offers for Kovalchuk due to the fact that he is set to become unrestricted at the end of next season and will likely leave to sign elsewhere because of the teams poor play.

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