For me, Ilya Kovalchuk is as talented as Alex Ovechkin, and during a question and answer thing at ESPN.com with Pierre LeBrun and Scott Burnside, LeBrun threw this out:
What jersey will Ilya Kovalchuk be wearing at the end of the regular season?
LeBrun: Just for kicks, how about the Montreal Canadiens? They’re a surprising eighth in the East at the midway point, and GM Bob Gainey was ready to sell the farm for Vincent Lecavalier last season. Why not Kovalchuk?