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Taken from John Buccigross at ESPN.......

Kovalchuk and Kubina       for       Thomas Vanek, Zack Kassian and a first-round pick

 

 

Vanek will turn 26 on Jan. 19. This deal could make sense because Vanek has a $7.1 million cap number for four more seasons after 2009-10. Even if the Sabres didn't re-sign Kovalchuk, which they probably wouldn't, they would get a player who would electrify the city and team and could be a difference-maker for the playoffs. They'd also get depth at defense in Kubina, and they'd have the cap room for the summer to add a free agent or trade for Brian Campbell! Atlanta would get a 26-year-old forward who before this season scored 109 goals in the previous three seasons (Kovalchuk had 137). And although Vanek's cap number is $7.1 million, his actual salary is $6.4 million for four years because the deal was front-loaded. Kassian, the Sabres' first draft pick in June, is off to a slow start.

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