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06-16-2012, 10:04 AM
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whats the harm in a try out? RELAX people

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06-16-2012, 10:18 AM
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It depends what we want out of this year.

If we are going to be making a huge push this year for a top spot and a cup run then I wouldn't take him. But if this is just going to be a quiet year where we patiently let the prospects develop in the AHL while we wait for our veterans' contracts to run down and shoot for a lower draft pick then I'd take him.
A million times this. I honestly don't see what's wrong with giving this guy a one year contract.

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06-16-2012, 10:24 AM
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A million times this. I honestly don't see what's wrong with giving this guy a one year contract.
There's a limit of 50 contracts. He would strip one possibility for the youngsters. That's a wrong. If you give him that contract you better make damn sure that he can take 82 games of punishment and fit in the lineup, which is far from obvious.

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06-16-2012, 11:39 AM
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If you want to give a chance of a try out to Kovalev, you should be ready to give one to Steve Bégin too.

... And to Laraque...

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06-16-2012, 11:53 AM
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If you want to give a chance of a try out to Kovalev, you should be ready to give one to Steve Bégin too.

... And to Laraque...
Oh realy? How many points did begin and laraque score in a habs uniform total cmpared to Kovalev? what a ******** comment.

How many shootout goals or pp points did they each have? someting the habs sucked at last year and could use a lot of help with.

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06-16-2012, 11:58 AM
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Oh realy? How many points did begin and laraque score in a habs uniform total cmpared to Kovalev? what a ******** comment.

How many shootout goals or pp points did they each have? someting the habs sucked at last year and could use a lot of help with.
At his age and this stage of his carreer, Kovalev is as "useful" or "useless" as the other two guys.

That's what I meant. You're really dreaming awake if you think Kovy would help this team next season on PP or SO.

And he would be a burden as the other two guys.

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06-16-2012, 01:32 PM
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At his age and this stage of his carreer, Kovalev is as "useful" or "useless" as the other two guys.

That's what I meant. You're really dreaming awake if you think Kovy would help this team next season on PP or SO.

And he would be a burden as the other two guys.
I'm pretty sure the washed up Kovalev could still produce more points then half the players on this team.

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06-16-2012, 11:37 PM
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whats the harm in a try out? RELAX people
I agree. I cannot recall such a skilled Habs forward, in the recent past, so exciting and entertaining to watch when he was on his game. Kovalev made a mistake in not resigning with the Habs when he had the chance and he has struggled since. Home is where the heart is and it seems Kovalev's heart is still in Montreal.

I do not have a problem with a player who wants to play in Montreal, having the skill set of Kovalev, trying to prove his worth again. Worst case scenario, he really can not cut it anymore and he is passed on. Best case scenario, we get a skilled forward that can be part of helping the Habs compete every night and become exciting to watch again.

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Hopefully Alexei Kovalev gets a contract by a NHL team, he had a great career and hopefully he gets the chance to end it properly.

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06-30-2012, 12:35 AM
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There's a limit of 50 contracts. He would strip one possibility for the youngsters. That's a wrong. If you give him that contract you better make damn sure that he can take 82 games of punishment and fit in the lineup, which is far from obvious.
The Habs should be fine with that 50 contract limit though, I think anyways.

If Kovalev could sign and play on the 3rd line with Eller for a season why is this a bad idea necessarily?

The guy has always been a fitness freak, and he never played much of a speed game either.

Pacioretty-Plekanec-Gionta
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I like it. Obviiously a reach with the Doan, but that's the fun here right?!

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06-30-2012, 12:48 AM
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I loved Kovy when he was with the Habs, sometimes he made me angry because of is regular season long streches of no show, but this guy always was a stud in the playoffs for us and has huge charisma. A true star and he loves Montreal. That said, i think is time as an NHL player is over, but i think we should bring him in the organisation with some role. The guy is still very popular and would be a good addition as an admin guy.

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06-30-2012, 12:51 AM
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Id give him a tryout in preseason doesnt hurt ... I had a man crush on him forever and I believe he is washed up but id still like to see him get a tryout

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Id give him a tryout in preseason doesnt hurt ... I had a man crush on him forever and I believe he is washed up but id still like to see him get a tryout
I would be fine with a tryout... just so we could cheer for him in a couple preseason game.

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I loved Kovy when he was with the Habs, sometimes he made me angry because of is regular season long streches of no show, but this guy always was a stud in the playoffs for us and has huge charisma. A true star and he loves Montreal. That said, i think is time as an NHL player is over, but i think we should bring him in the organisation with some role. The guy is still very popular and would be a good addition as an admin guy.
Who knows, maybe playing limited minutes in a 3rd line role he could be a pretty solid contributor.

I'd love to see them sign him for a year to be honest. There's no downside.

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06-30-2012, 01:59 AM
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He sure could be a "wild card" for not really expensive. They should give him a tryout. What's wrong with that? +++ He loved it here... there's no way we would see the old Kovalev with 80 points again but I do remember him having a nice chemistry with Plekanec.

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06-30-2012, 03:12 AM
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He had 1 goal and 6 points in 22 games in the KHL last year. He's finished.

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06-30-2012, 04:44 AM
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He had 1 goal and 6 points in 22 games in the KHL last year. He's finished.
Motivation and desire to succeed can do wonders for someone with Kovy's talent. If, he wants to comeback and retire a Hab, maybe that's where his heart was all along and he regrets holding out for more money and ever leaving in the first place.

I would give him a tryout, nothing more.

If he shows he can still be a 3rd line player with a presence as a pp specialist, I'd say go for it.

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Motivation and desire to succeed can do wonders for someone with Kovy's talent. If, he wants to comeback and retire a Hab, maybe that's where his heart was all along and he regrets holding out for more money and ever leaving in the first place.

I would give him a tryout, nothing more.

If he shows he can still be a 3rd line player with a presence as a pp specialist, I'd say go for it.
I was just thinking the exact same thing...and hey, if it doesn't work out, no biggie... but the upside could be a very nice reward...

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06-30-2012, 07:14 AM
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Motivation and desire to succeed can do wonders for someone with Kovy's talent. If, he wants to comeback and retire a Hab, maybe that's where his heart was all along and he regrets holding out for more money and ever leaving in the first place.

I would give him a tryout, nothing more.

If he shows he can still be a 3rd line player with a presence as a pp specialist, I'd say go for it.
What about the disasterous year in Ottawa ? Kovy is at the end of his rope. His knees are tired.

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I was just thinking the exact same thing...and hey, if it doesn't work out, no biggie... but the upside could be a very nice reward...
He is a lazy bag of turds. He is exactly the type of influence that we do not need in the locker room.

Hard to preach an organizational philosophy of hard work and a dedication to winning when you go out and bring in a selfish clown like Kovalev.

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The Habs should be fine with that 50 contract limit though, I think anyways.

If Kovalev could sign and play on the 3rd line with Eller for a season why is this a bad idea necessarily?

The guy has always been a fitness freak, and he never played much of a speed game either.

Pacioretty-Plekanec-Gionta
Cole-Desharnais-Doan
Bourque-Eller-Kovalev
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I like it. Obviiously a reach with the Doan, but that's the fun here right?!
I would rather give Lats a chance than Kovy but that lineup looks okay.

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Invite him to camp. See how the legs look. Can't hurt.

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He is a lazy bag of turds. He is exactly the type of influence that we do not need in the locker room.

Hard to preach an organizational philosophy of hard work and a dedication to winning when you go out and bring in a selfish clown like Kovalev.
This. Keep that loafer miles away from our team.

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He had 1 goal and 6 points in 22 games in the KHL last year. He's finished.
Wasn't he recovering from a knee operation?

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