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07-17-2011, 05:47 PM
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First of all, I don't think Kovalev's ego would even allow the thought of entertaining accepting a 1 year 1M deal, especially from Montreal where he knows he's viewed as some type of demi-God.

perhaps you didn't read the thread title?

IF kovalev called PG and offered him 1y/1m.. Would you?


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Furthermore, if he wasn't happy in Ottawa, presumable because of the way he was used there, what makes you think he'll be any happier in Montreal playing a similar role? What happens when Kovalev's not happy in Montreal? especially when he's unhappy and playing on the same line as young players like Eller or Desharnais...

It's just not worth it for the amount of positive he could bring (in the best of scenarios)

the question isn't wether or not we should go sign him, it's clearly under the pretext that he approached the team with that offer.

What happens if he gets moody or unhappy, and his play/presence becomes more negative than positive? then we say thanks for the memories, see you later...

@ 1M$, even if we couldn't get some other team to either trade a 7th for him or pick him up on waivers (and at that small sum, I'm sure we'd find a taker somewhere), then we lose that small bit of cap space and move on.

on the positive side, if he shows up to camp motivated and ready to "fit in" (and Kovalev is a player who can/has played well for a variety of coaches in a variety of systems... the issue of him fitting in is always about his attitude), then he'd definitely be an asset to our top-9, and could be slotted in well either next to Pleks or next to Eller/DD.

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