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CPace 11-04-2003 02:45 PM

Oleg Tverdovsky?
 
Perhaps the Habs should look at aquiring Oleg to complement Markov on the PP, as Rivet and Souray generally look out of place there at best. Does NJ still hold his rights? He is a 1st unit PP guy that we could get for a mid round draft pick or fringe type player.

Depending on his European contract status he may not be eligible until next year for the NHL, but as things look we will still need offence just as bad next season.


PS - Bring back Oleg Petrov (or orchestrate some sort of mind/body switch with Audette), even if he didn't score a ton he had the speed along the boards and lower body strength to create scoring chances.

Habs4Life 11-04-2003 02:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CPace
Perhaps the Habs should look at aquiring Oleg to complement Markov on the PP, as Rivet and Souray generally look out of place there at best. Does NJ still hold his rights? He is a 1st unit PP guy that we could get for a mid round draft pick or fringe type player.

Depending on his European contract status he may not be eligible until next year for the NHL, but as things look we will still need offence just as bad next season.


PS - Bring back Oleg Petrov (or orchestrate some sort of mind/body switch with Audette), even if he didn't score a ton he had the speed along the boards and lower body strength to create scoring chances.

He would not be able to play this year as he signed a contract in Russia and is obligated to play there for the year..
Maybe next year we can sign him!

gohabsgo2010 11-04-2003 03:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Habs4Life
He would not be able to play this year as he signed a contract in Russia and is obligated to play there for the year..
Maybe next year we can sign him!

I think Tversovsky would be simply another skilled player that shows up every fourth game. He would crack under the watchful eye of Habs followers.

Why bring him in when Julien can simply look to Hainsey for the PP?

hockey_nut 11-04-2003 03:57 PM

Oleg signed a 2-year deal with a Russian team... according to his deal, he's not allowed to play in the NHL until his deal is up. We won't see him in the NHL for at least 2 years.

Habber 11-04-2003 04:21 PM

I doubt we'll ever see Tverdovsky in the NHL again. Sounds like he wanted to play in Russia and I think he's getting paid pretty well to play there.

RE-HABS 11-04-2003 06:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CPace
Perhaps the Habs should look at aquiring Oleg to complement Markov on the PP, as Rivet and Souray generally look out of place there at best. Does NJ still hold his rights? He is a 1st unit PP guy that we could get for a mid round draft pick or fringe type player.

Depending on his European contract status he may not be eligible until next year for the NHL, but as things look we will still need offence just as bad next season.


PS - Bring back Oleg Petrov (or orchestrate some sort of mind/body switch with Audette), even if he didn't score a ton he had the speed along the boards and lower body strength to create scoring chances.

Talk about a defensive liabilty out there, no way.

Plus Souray gets 2 more tonight even though we lost he doesn't exactly look lost.

Hainsey is the future on the PP with Markov, Julien has to make that happen sooner than later. His line-ups of late and line combos and PP units have left me scratching my head.

FerrisRox 11-04-2003 06:14 PM

Actually, Tverdovsky's contract is structured so that he has an opt-out clause that will allow him to sign in the NHL next year.

The only reason he took the option for the 2nd year is cause he wanted to have a guaranteed fall-back position if the league blows up next year in labour strife.

This way, if there is a lengthy hold out and suddenly there is a flood of NHL players looking for work in the Russian league, Tverdovsky know he has a guaranteed contract in place and doesn't have to worry about being out of work.

As for his really wanting to play in Russia, that's nonsense.

He went to Russia cause he wanted to play and didn't recieve a good offer in the NHL. (Only Minnesota and Boston actually tabled offers)

He decided he'd rather keep playing instead of stting around waiting for work.


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