If the rumors that keep swirling out of Calgary are indeed true, and Dion Phaneuf has requested a trade, don't be surprised if Ilya Kovalchuk is on the Flames radar. It is common knowledge that Kovalchuk is quickly becoming a well sought after commodity as his pending free agent status looms over the head of Atlanta Thrashers GM Don Waddell as the NHL trade deadline draws near. And why not, I mean who wouldn't want a 6'2" 235 lbs. scoring dynamo that has put up 604 points over the last nine seasons. Kovalchuk scores more than a young Warren Beatty in a sorority house. With that productivity, there is no doubt he will be seeking Alexander Ovechkin money in the $9 million per year range. Phaneuf meanwhile, has been in a few reported shouting matches with coach Brent ...
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