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07-02-2009, 09:41 AM
Join Date: Oct 2006
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It's sad to say, but Kovalev was in it for the money. The Habs had offered him a contract at around 4.5M a year and he basically told Gainey he was looking at something else. Gainey had to move on something else quick to be sure not to miss out on both possibilities. If Kovalev really wanted to stay, he would have taken the deal. Making Gainey overpay him is not fair, so i say C U LATER.
If Kovalev really wanted to stay here, then he definitely got some bad advice from his agent.
His agent went looking for better offers, probably to make the Habs counter a bit higher, but the time they got back to gainey is was too late, the money was already spent on other players.
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