Malkin for Kovalchuk +

February 17th, 2009 by Hog | Filed under Atlanta, Incorrect Rumors, Pittsburgh.

I am still trying to get much of it “on the record” but I can now tell you, at least according to three of my sources, that the team the Penguins are talking to the most appears to be the Atlanta Thrashers. The two obviously hooked up for the Hossa deal last year.

Updated: I am allowed to report now that the deal involves, “top line talent” going each way.  While there have been rumors that the Thrashers would like Malkin for Kovalchuk + [source]