Seems like Jay Grossman wants Don Waddell to let teams negotiate with Kovalchuk. He posted an article reiterating hwo teams should be allowed to negotiate with him on his twitter account. If Waddell does go down the route, it seems the Toronto pick could be in play. Based on what Peter Chiarelli has said, unless he either can negotiate with Kovalchuk or feels there is a solid chance he would sign here, he is going to wait until the price drops.
Some Kovalchuk Grumblings