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06-14-2012, 01:02 PM
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These guys think its the Calgary Flames 2.0 in Montreal.Therrien is the new coach not the new GM.

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Why do you want Eller to play in the KHL?
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06-14-2012, 01:03 PM
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Damn you are right. Kovy is quite the puck hogger.

Back to my Radulov-Eller pairing then...
Radulov would be better next to Plekanec, a guy who thrives at sharing puck possession.

Kovalev would be a role player at best if he has anything left.

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06-14-2012, 01:10 PM
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Radulov would be better next to Plekanec, a guy who thrives at sharing puck possession.

Kovalev would be a role player at best if he has anything left.
I imagined Radulov more like a smart and energetic positioner, with skill for finishing or doing the right thing in front of the net.

With Eller as a strong and smart puck controller, they would do well.

Well, either with Eller or Desharnais. Put Cole with Plek... Hmm...

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06-14-2012, 01:13 PM
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Maybe Gretzky would want to make a comeback! Whats Lafleur up to these days?

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06-14-2012, 01:25 PM
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I imagined Radulov more like a smart and energetic positioner, with skill for finishing or doing the right thing in front of the net.

With Eller as a strong and smart puck controller, they would do well.

Well, either with Eller or Desharnais. Put Cole with Plek... Hmm...
I rather Cole with DD, to be honest. Cole isn't much of a passer and needs someone to feed him. As great as pleks is, he's no prolific set-up man.

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06-14-2012, 01:26 PM
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Bring the legend back!

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06-14-2012, 01:33 PM
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In 2012...

Kovalev >>> Avstin, Blunden, Engqvist, Staubitz, Geoffrion and Nokelainen.

Kovalev << < Leblanc, Moen, White, Darche and Dumont.

Palushaj? I don't know. He had his chances and showed us... irregularities. Given an offensive role and enough confidence, he may surprise us. Near the crease... does he have a "killer" instinct?

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So... he (Kovalev) should not expect more than 1M/1year. Ideally, from a Canadiens' perspective, he would accept an invite.

Btw... the posters with in mind should think of how good Plekanec and Jagr would have look in 2011-12; a lot of people linked to 12-13 months ago. In 2011-12 Plekanec mostly played with decent 3rd or 4th line wingers: Bourque, Moen, Darche... I wish for a better solution than Kovalev but the list of "must improve upfront" (Avstin, Blunden, Engqvist, Staubitz, Geoffrion and Nokelainen) is so freakin' long that I sure am willing to give him a chance.

One thing is sure: the guy does not shy away from the Montreal fan passion; he (contrary to Higgins, Spacek, Martin Lapointe...) feeds from it.

Long story short: the priority is to revamp our D squad. We also need a top 3 lines winger and a #4C. If we are successful on the D front, Kovalev would be a nice plan D or Z upfront. Signing a good #4C (White does not have a high hockey IQ while Dumont sucks in the face-offs circle) should not be a problem if you are willing (Montreal is top3 in the league in terms of wealth) to overpay by 0,5M$/year.


PS Gomez? I prefer to pretend (until Bergevin copes with him… hopefully) he does not exist.

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06-14-2012, 01:34 PM
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I rather Cole with DD, to be honest. Cole isn't much of a passer and needs someone to feed him. As great as pleks is, he's no prolific set-up man.
Okay. Then

Cole-Desharnais-Radulov
Patch-Plek-Gionta

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Add Kovalev as 3rd liner with Bourque..

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Okay. Then

Cole-Desharnais-Radulov
Patch-Plek-Gionta

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Add Kovalev as 3rd liner with Bourque..
I'm not picking on you or anything, but I think those linemates would make Eller go back to Sweden.

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I'm not picking on you or anything, but I think those linemates would make Eller go back to Sweden.
You mean he's gonna get lost going back to Denmark ? or to play in the Swedish league... ?

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What were two of our major problems last year? PP and SO, Kovalev is an expert at both. I don't see how an invite to camp could hurt. If he excels, great, if he is to old/slow no problem. Don't need to sign him.

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You mean he's gonna get lost going back to Denmark ? or to play in the Swedish league... ?
Swedish league, which is where he last played in Europe. Although, I wouldn't be surprised if it scared him back to his mommy, either.

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There's a 99% chance he's finished, but would a training camp invite hurt?
Yeah cause it will be an important training camp and you dont want distractions around the team.. My grand father skates faster anaway..

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06-14-2012, 02:51 PM
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3rd Line pp specialist I wouldn't mind.
This.

People complain about our PP being awful... having Markov and Kovalev back wouldn't hurt. If only they guy's personality wasn't an issue.

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Would it be possible to have Kovalev just for power play duty? He was great in that area. He just sucked at everything else.

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Man, Kovalev gets more support to come back than Kostitsyn. That's sad.

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Man, Kovalev gets more support to come back than Kostitsyn. That's sad.
Let's bring both back. I miss AK-AK. Put Galchenyuk between them on the 3rd line, limited minutes, PP duties.

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06-14-2012, 02:59 PM
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Let's bring both back. I miss AK-AK. Put Galchenyuk between them on the 3rd line, limited minutes, PP duties.
poor Galchenyuk,

playing with 2 lazy player is the best for a rookie

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Yeah cause it will be an important training camp and you dont want distractions around the team.. My grand father skates faster anaway..
Your grandfather is a ****ing liar

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poor Galchenyuk,

playing with 2 lazy player is the best for a rookie
3rd line, limited minutes, gets to learn the game without being expected to carry the offense.

look at it as a character-building opportunity.

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06-14-2012, 03:15 PM
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This thread is like throwing red meat at the Kovy haters.
Haters? Just because i feel he is washed up and there is no need to have him on this team? Whatever, if it makes you feel better.

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poor Galchenyuk,

playing with 2 lazy player is the best for a rookie
They will be the best mentors he ever had...

to become the ultimate lazy russian

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Kovalev would do a great job as a mentor to our younger players. He would quickly infect them with floateria and lethargictitus.

Welcome back Alexei!

Welcome aboard MacKinnon!

Maybe the Habs can bring back Joe Juneau as well. He's in Kuujjuaq, but I bet he could pot 6 points in the KHL, just like Kovalev did last year.

If that falls through, put in a phone call to Jan Bulis. The 4 goal Flyer killer!

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