Alexei Kovalev was traded by the New York Rangers four years ago when they grew tired of waiting for him to reach his potential. New York reacquired the All-Star forward Monday in an eight-player trade with the cash-strapped Pittsburgh Penguins. The Penguins also sent Andrew Ference to the Calgary Flames for a conditional draft pick. C5.
Among the rumors flying around Cleveland lately is that the Browns would package quarterback Tim Couch and linebacker Earl Holmes off to the Bears for a late-round draft pick and Brian Urlacher. Such a trade is not very likely. C4.