Yesterday fellow Chicago Blackhawks featured columnist Tab Bamford provided an article suggesting that the Blackhawks might have Atlanta Thrashers star wing Ilya Kovalchuk on their radar as a rental player. Although columnists such as ESPN's Pierre Lebrun have a said that this has all been pure speculation and that the 'Hawks have not yet contacted the Thrashers about Kovalchuk it is still an interesting proposition. The Blackhawks seem to have the perfect pieces to accommodate at trade with the Thrashers with quality young NHLers such as Kris Versteeg, Dustin Byfuglien, Cam Barker and Andrew Ladd to offer up for Kovalchuk. All the players mentioned are either under contract to affordable deals or will still be under team control after the season. Now it is true the 'Hawks likely hav ...
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