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07-12-2004, 12:33 PM
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Spectors note on Kovalev

Spector's Note: My thanks to Jim Reilly. The Pens aren't done UFA shopping, it's just a question of who they can afford to bring in. Wiemer would be the easiest of the bunch to land, and they could probably afford to nab Stumpel, but it doesn't seem as though Kovalev and Zhamnov will be attainable unless they reduce their asking prices.

Pulled this from today's Spectorshockey.net trade rumors section. He says Kovalev is seeking 4.5-5million a season... apparantly a little rich for the Pens?

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Wel, they can have Stumpel but Kovalev is more in our range. It'll be interesting to see how things go.

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We have good chances...

Imagine that great lineup

Zednik-Koivu-Kovalev (again!!!)
Hossa-Ribeiro-Ryder (talented kid line)
Bulis-Bonk-Higgins (rock solid)
Pleckanec-Begin-Ward (good defensively and tough)

Only problem is lack of toughness. But it's better than the Petrov, Perreault & cie.

1.Markov
2.Souray
3.Brisebois
4.Komisarek (yeah, ahead of Rivet...vital year)
5.Rivet
6.Hainsey
7.Bouillon

Solid d-corp

Theodore
Huet

Good goaltending, less ambiguity

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I like Kovalev, but 5 million seems alot to me for a player who had 40 + points last season...especially when what you see UFA's are signing for right now.

I would not want that type of money commited to a player in a 3 year deal in todays NHL. Players are signing for less, it is a sign to me that they do want make sure there isn't a lockout and are willing to make the same money or less.

Kovy at 4 million and no more. Recchi at 3 million per a player who got 75 points last year and has never declined in play or point totals drastically should be the measuring stick.

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For the supposed 4.5 million BG offered Kovy we could have signed Recchi and Ricci, good 1st line and 3rd line depth.

A 3rd line of Bonk, Ricci and Bulis could have been very effective in both ends of the rink.


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No way would Recchi have signed for 3 million in MTL. He most assuredly took a pay cut to play in pittsburg.

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Why? To play with Lemieux? Return to his roots? To have a chance to bunk with the studly Brooks Orpik?

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Why? To play with Lemieux? Return to his roots? To have a chance to bunk with the studly Brooks Orpik?

His wife is from the Steel town. They bought a house there earlier this year. Wanted to go back near his family. Having Lemieux is a big bonus.

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We have good chances...

Imagine that great lineup

Zednik-Koivu-Kovalev (again!!!)
Hossa-Ribeiro-Ryder (talented kid line)
Bulis-Bonk-Higgins (rock solid)
Pleckanec-Begin-Ward (good defensively and tough)
Marcel Hossa would 1st have to win the spot from teams best goal scorer (goals per games) last season, Pierre Dagenais. And Dagenais, as we have learned, is working on his weakest area skating with the prospects at the moment.

With Hossas performance in recent years I wouldn't even give him a spot in 4th line. He has to earn the spot in team. Hossa has to have a pretty damn impressive training camp, that's for sure.

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Kovalev to the Rangers. Press conference this afternoon.

I'm not 100% sure ; that's why I won't make an official topic.


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Kovalev to the Rangers. Press conference this afternoon.

I'm not 100% sure ; that's why I won't make an official topic.


Does that mean we get Balej back?

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Kovalev to the Rangers. Press conference this afternoon.

I'm not 100% sure ; that's why I won't make an official topic.

Exactly, your not 100% sure. LOL!

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