Yea but EA is still going to give him an outstanding rating in nhl 13. I remember he reached 89 overall in his prime in nhl 12 be a gm and Kovalchuk is on the decline by then. If he gets to 89 in nhl 12, he is sure as hell going to get higher than that in nhl 13.
You have to admit though, that trade was really loft sided in the Devil's favour.
I think the deal was fair, a low fourth rounder and Adams means nothing to me. Kunitz was a forward that he wanted and I needed to clear some cap. Neal for Kovalchuk was the main two pieces, the others were sweeteners.