KOVALCHUK A COYOTE
PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Coyotes have made several trades in the last few days but they all pale in comparison to the deal just pulled off between the Desert Dogs and the Bruins.
The Phoenix Coyotes have acquired 21-year-old star Ilya Kovalchuk. Kovalchuk had 54 goals and 104 points in 83 regular season games during the 2004-05 season and 14 goals and 26 points in 18 playoff games on the road to winning his first Stanley Cup. GM Eric Olson, finally recovered from a bout of throwing things after losing to the Oilers, had this to say, "Ilya is the best left winger in the CPHL and was 6th in scoring for the entire league last season, having played fewer games than each of the top 5. He is, simply put, what the Coyotes need to get to the next level. He is a key ingredient into the youth movement in Phoenix and he will be in the desert for years to come. Thank you to GM KevanGuy for begin excellent to negotiate with. We gave up a lot for this young man, Kovalchuk, but I promise all of you Coyotes fans out there that he IS worth it."
...and in regards to giving up a lot, the Phoenix Coyotes acquired Ilya Kovalchuk for Keith Tkachuk, Scott Hannan, and Igor Grigorenko. GM Eric Olson addressed these three by saying, "Great players come with fantastically disgusting costs. Tkachuk, Hannan, and Grigorenko are all excellent players and the entirety of the Phoenix Coyotes' team wishes them well. Igor Grigorenko has progressed amazingly and will be a dependable CPHL forward for years to come, he will make a good Bruin. Now ladies, gentlemen... I'm off to fill some roster holes."
So there you have it folks... Howe Conference finalist Phoenix Coyotes trade for Kovalchuk, sending Tkachuk, Hannan and Grigorenko to Boston. Amazing day.
*NOTE* Strange happenings in Calgary, Alberta, Canada... home of the Calgary Flames. The moment that the Bruins and Coyotes approved the above trade, it began to pour rain in Calgary... possibly a coincidence... possibly not. Axel?
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