Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: Alex Kovalev to sign a 1-year deal with the Panthers
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01-17-2013, 01:51 PM
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Don't they have a few injuries for the time being? I think I heard that both Goc and Bergenheim were nursing something. Kovalev would provide good veteran experience for some of the forwards there and he's an adequate fill in while the lineup recovers from injuries. Low risk move.
It's a low risk move from a money POV, but I've never seen a player half arse it like Kovalev did in Ottawa. Literally the minute he was traded, the team's energy level increased. Coincidence? Probably, but the kids getting a shot was a HUGE part of Ottawa's transformation from terrible to decent.

Doesn't matter much obviously, it'll be interesting to see how he does.

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