I don't talk much about the Kings potentially acquiring for 3 reasons:
1) It's not likely to happen
2) I feel bad lusting over a player while he's still betrothed to a different fanbase
3) The idea of Ilya in a Kings uniform gets me all hot and I start hyperventilating. Seriously, the last time I got this nervous and excited about an event was the time I lost my virginity. No sorry, it was when The Dark Knight came out. Before that was losing my virginity and before that was a Backstreet Boys concert back in '01 (where just a few hours later I lost my virginity).
That being said, those poor, poor Atlanta fans are starting to come to grips with the fact that they're going to lose Ilya to someone and they're wondering what the likely return will be. I wanted to see what fellow Kings fans would like offer while also offering my own potential trade package:
Kings get: Ilya Kovalchuk
Thrashers get: Jack Johnson, Colten Teubert, 1st round pick in 2010, conditional pick in 2011 if Ilya signs
I figure it lines up closely to the Chris Pronger trade: a jackass roster player, a defenseman prospect, a 1st rounder, and another 1st rounder if Ilya signs. It's not a lot to give up but I doubt many people are rushing to give up half their team for a guy that's unsigned past this year. Plus, I can't really masturbate to the Kings' future if I offer up a lot. Watch: the Kings with a core of Anze Kopitar, Drew Doughty, Kovalchuk, Dustin Brown, and Jonathan Quick/Bernier, with Schenn, Hickey, Voynov, Moller and Loktionov waiting in the wings. Mmmm...
What do you think?