According to TSN and other networks, Atlanta GM Don Waddell told star forward Ilya Kovalchuk after practice today that he expects to have a trade done involving him within the next few days. Who do you think he will end up with? Here are a list of teams I believe will be in the running: Chicago - The Hawks certainly could use another big name up front to make them big time contenders. However, they have a sticky cap situation and would have to move a production player like Patrick Sharp to land him. Would trading picks, prospects and a good player be worth it for the Hawks at the end of the day? It's a good question. New York Rangers - I think the Rangers will make a push for Kovalchuk. Any package going back to Atlanta would likely include Ryan Callahan or Matt Gilroy. Hard to say if they would have enough to land Kovalchuk (unless they went over the top and offered a Del Zotto). Los Angeles - The Kings really would like to acquire Kovalchuk and they have the younger players to acquire him. However, Atlanta wants a NHL regular back in return as well as picks/prospects and I don't know if the Kings have anything to offer on that front. I think the Kings are more likely to get Ray Whitney. Other teams I think are in the mix include Boston, Calgary, Washington, and maybe Pittsburgh. Should be an interesting few days.