Is Ilya Kovalchuk on the Chicago Blackhawks’ Radar?

Posted: 3rd January 2010 by TAB BAMFORD in NHL
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For more Chicago Blackhawks coverage, check out Tab's blog:! A number of reports are swirling that the Atlanta Thrashers have given superstar forward Ilya Kovalchuk and his agent a deadline of Monday to accept their latest, and final, contract offer. If there isnÆt an agreement, the Thrashers could move fairly quickly into the trade market, where Kovalchuk would undoubtedly become one of the hottest commodities available. A couple analysts believe the Blackhawks could sneak in and acquire him as early as this week. Reports are that the ThrashersáGM Don Waddelláand KovalchukÆs agent have been meeting at the World Junior Championships over the past week, and that a final offer has been made by Waddell. Kovalchuk is in the final year of a deal paying him $7.5 million ...

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