Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Late Night Rumors

ESPN Insider wonders if the Rangers are interested in Petr Sykora. You need to be an ESPN Insider to read the article, which I'm not.

But luckily reader Mich, who is an Insider, e-mailed me the story...

"Petr Sykora will probably sign with a team this week, USA Today's Kevin Allen tweets. Previously, we heard there were four team interested in the veteran.

Teams that have previously shown interest are the Ottawa Senators, New York Rangers, Tampa Bay Lightning and Dallas Stars, as well as the Calgary Flames, Boston Bruins and Anaheim Ducks.

The Atlanta Thrashers might also be interested."


...as I said in a previous post, I'm on board for signing Sykora.

In other "Rangers are interested" news, the AJC reports that Ilya Kovalchuk was informed by GM Don Waddell after practice today that he will be traded and, wait for it, the Rangers have been rumored to be interested.

Kovalchuk, who is in the final year of his contract that pays him $6,389,260 this season, has 31 goals and 27 assists this year.

...of course the Rangers are kicking the tires on the 26-year-old Kovalchuk, every team should be. If the Rangers were confident they could re-sign Kovalchuk this off-season there's not too many players I wouldn't give up for him. Including Dubinsky or Callahan.

6 comments:

Jack said...

Only 26? He's one of the top five players in the league hands down.

I'd also take Sykora.

Andrew_794 said...

i wanna hear thoughts on what it would take to get kovy...

dubi and/or cally, sangs, rosival and our first rounder...?

Dennis said...

According to McKenzie on TSN, it would take Dubinsky, Girardi, Kreider and a first rounder.

CoochieWallie said...

Nor to bad if you resign him we do have a surplus of you defensive guys I don't know bout krieder maybe give some else yup. Liked him in the wjc but they only way we would be able to resign Livy if we got him is if we drop redden Rosie n druy n I have no qualms about it

James said...

Dubinsky, Girardi, Kreider and a first rounder would be a bargain in my opinion if they know they can sign him. There is no question the Rangers will not have a chance to draft, trade, or sign another player of his caliber--especially at 26.

Chris said...

If we could then resign him to a REASONABLE deal, then I think it would be worth Dubi/Girardi/Kreider/1st Rounder

... but if its going to be like $8mill+ then no thanks. I'd rather keep building from within. Not worth throwing away Dubi and prospects/picks for a rental.