Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: Alex Kovalev to sign a 1-year deal with the Panthers
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01-17-2013, 05:11 PM
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Probably at a mil or less.

Very good signing for Florida. If he goes on one of his streaks that's like a quarter of a season in the bag now. Huge asset on the PP. He's got a lot to teach their players and he hasn't been bad defensively recently. He's a pretty solid vet now. I remember when caps got Fedorov, everyone was super pumped and played like they were on PCP for the rest of the year. Lots of these guys probably idolize Kovalev (Huberdeau definitely), so may have that same effect. Also Huberdeau-Mueller-Kovalev has a change of having very good offensive chemistry and won't be as atrocious defensively as it looks, though they're probably gonna get the most sheltered minutes of anyone in the league.

People always harp on him but forget that he has always been an absolute playoff gamer.

And one last thing no one seems to have mentioned. Florida has spent the last few years trying to get transplanted Canadiens fans to go to their games, sometimes to the point where it seems embarrassing. Kovalev is a demigod to casual Canadiens fans. Hmm.

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