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06-14-2012, 11:54 AM
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It's tempting since we never got to see a moonwalk when he was in Montreal, but the Sens fans got to see two.

In all seriousness though, no, stay away.

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06-14-2012, 11:55 AM
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3rd Line pp specialist I wouldn't mind.
I was just coming around to that idea. Sign him for one year for cheap (1 million-ish), and make it clearly understood that he's here to be an offensive exploitation forward and PP specialist and that he's not going to get top-6 icetime. There might be value in that.

He's old and slow now, but I bet he's still a damn sight better than the average fourth-liner.

Somehow I doubt it would fly with either the Habs' FO or Kovalev himself though.

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06-14-2012, 11:59 AM
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New management new look going forward. Thanks for all the great memories Kovy but your time in Montreal is done

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YES. PLS!!!!!!!!

He will be a great mentor for our young players too.

Can't have enough vet leadership.

AND he becomes our #1 shootout specialist.

Give him a tryout, if he makes it, he makes it. It won't hurt nothing to give him a shot at proving himself.

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06-14-2012, 12:00 PM
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New management new look going forward.
Um. *eyes Therrien* Right.

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06-14-2012, 12:01 PM
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Our third line to start the year would be Yakupov - Galchenyuk - Kove à lèvre

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06-14-2012, 12:03 PM
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sign him for cheap.

Pushes a prospect down to the minors where he belongs to further his development.

If Kovy turns out to be good.. it's a real bonus.

If he turns out to be a liability.. even better.. draft pick city..

Get it done.
The only issue with signing him even cheap is as a 35+ his cap hit can't be gotten rid of by waiving or demoting him. I would give him a camp tryout and if he can play top 9 maybe give it a try.

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06-14-2012, 12:03 PM
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This. No harm in that. And if kovy can pull 40-50 pts in a limited role at what im sure would be a reasonable contract. Why not? Most likely done for though
Kovalev, 40-50 points at this point in his career? Keep dreaming.

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06-14-2012, 12:05 PM
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YES. PLS!!!!!!!!

He will be a great mentor for our young players too.

Can't have enough vet leadership.

AND he becomes our #1 shootout specialist.

Give him a tryout, if he makes it, he makes it. It won't hurt nothing to give him a shot at proving himself.
In what way is one of the greatest loafers of all time a "good mentor?"

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06-14-2012, 12:08 PM
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It's better to have him as a supernumerary 3rd liner rather than make AHLers do the elevators all year, or putting specialist 4th liners on the 3rd line where they don't belong.

And a nice option for the PP.

But all of this is conditional, mesay, to him showing up in shape for training camp.

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06-14-2012, 12:09 PM
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He wouldn't last 2 weeks with Therrien

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06-14-2012, 12:13 PM
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Yes it would! Why in the world would the Current Habs want to invite a guy like that and infect a positive young group of players by laziness.
If he's lazy tell him thanks but no thanks and send him home, if he's going to be lazy in a trial then it just makes the decision to not sign him that much easier.

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06-14-2012, 12:20 PM
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Let him and Laraque fight to the death and the winner can come to the Pratique des Fans Metro (or whatever it's called).

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06-14-2012, 12:22 PM
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Lot's of 'if's and but's' being tossed around, but if we're going to take a chance on an individual at training camp, I'd rather that spot go to a youngster, with years ahead of him.

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06-14-2012, 12:24 PM
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I was a huge Kovy fan but I just don't see it. Maybe on the PP I guess. Camp invitation can't hurt I suppose. He's always kept himself in great shape.

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06-14-2012, 12:27 PM
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Bring him back even a washed up Kovalev is better then half the players in this team.

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06-14-2012, 12:31 PM
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There's a 99% chance he's finished, but would a training camp invite hurt?
It could hurt.. him


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People don't realize that Kovy's success comes from playing with Tomas Jagr and the other way around. Pleky's speed is what conplements Kovy's lack of speed but he feeds from Pleky's passes. I believe Kovy can still play in the NHL and with the Canadiens. He couldn't do worse than AK46 or Bourque for God's sake.

The man bring people off their seats and when he plays well, he's dominating.

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06-14-2012, 12:33 PM
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He couldn't do worse than AK46 or Bourque for God's sake.
oh my, he sure cant!

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06-14-2012, 12:36 PM
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oh my, he sure cant!
Bourque should play in the AHL with Gomez. Laraque should go to the ECHL or the same garage league as Donald Brashear and hit people with sticks.

Back to the subject, Kovy could be a mentor to Galchenyuk. With the kid's work ethic and Kovy's teaching, he's going to be a star.

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06-14-2012, 12:38 PM
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He'd probably be a good fit for Eller...

Bourque - Eller - Kovalev

We could do worse. We could do better...
I don't want him anywhere near Eller.

Eller needs to control the puck, you wanna guess who'll be handling the puck on his line??
Eller needs finishers and ideally players with good work ethics.

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06-14-2012, 12:47 PM
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Honestly, if they can't get anyone else who they feel comfortable giving top 6 minutes to via free agency or trade and signing Kovalev to a contract would allow Leblanc to play in the AHL than I'd be all for it.

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06-14-2012, 12:48 PM
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I don't want him anywhere near Eller.

Eller needs to control the puck, you wanna guess who'll be handling the puck on his line??
Eller needs finishers and ideally players with good work ethics.
Damn you are right. Kovy is quite the puck hogger.

Back to my Radulov-Eller pairing then...

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06-14-2012, 12:52 PM
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Bring back AK27, AK46, JAGR, LARAQUE!

Who else wants to come play for the habs? we'll hire you!

Our lineup is gonna be STACKED!!!!



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06-14-2012, 12:53 PM
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Damn you are right. Kovy is quite the puck hogger.

Back to my Radulov-Eller pairing then...
Why do you want Eller to play in the KHL?

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