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08-02-2012, 02:46 PM
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The only guy that really deserves to comeback to Montreal is Saku Koivu.

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He's terrible. Better off to bring back Dandenault At least Dandouillon is a sweet name.

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I wonder how many of these sarcastic remarks could be copy pasted from the Jagr thread from last year

Tryout. You go out and try. If the person making decisions thinks you can help the team, great. If not, merci bonsoir.

I love how Jim Popp always brings all kinds of different types of players to try out. old vets, rookies, players deemed to small, players deemed to slow, players with a criminal past, recovering addicts, washed up pros... Leave no stone unturned and nothing to chance.

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08-02-2012, 02:59 PM
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I wonder how many of these sarcastic remarks could be copy pasted from the Jagr thread from last year
I was and still am a Kovy fan however Jagr is 10x the player Kovy ever was. Bringing Kovalev back is more emotional than rational.

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08-02-2012, 03:14 PM
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I was and still am a Kovy fan however Jagr is 10x the player Kovy ever was. Bringing Kovalev back is more emotional than rational.
Before bringing him back on the team he has to make it. What players left in Free Agency can help the PP and shootout? Serious question by the way. I'm open to give anyone that fits this profile a try out.

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08-02-2012, 03:16 PM
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Haters gon hate. I don't see the harm in a try out or how anyone could be against one. It can potentially make us better.
I don't want him around our kids. His lack of effort might be contagious, and to be honest I think we can all agree that ship has sailed. He had what, 6 points in the KHL last year?

Time to move on.

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08-02-2012, 03:23 PM
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I don't want him around our kids. His lack of effort might be contagious, and to be honest I think we can all agree that ship has sailed. He had what, 6 points in the KHL last year?

Time to move on.
That's BS. 18, 19 and 20 year old amateurs surrounded by NHL pros will give 110% no matter what.

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08-02-2012, 03:30 PM
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That's BS. 18, 19 and 20 year old amateurs surrounded by NHL pros will give 110% no matter what.
Hopefully, but what's the point of giving a try out to someone that has a hard time giving his all? Besides, rookies look to vets like Kovalev in camps, so there's always the chance that his lack of work ethic rubs off on our kids.

Besides, why reward Kovalev with a try-out, instead of a young prospect that has worked his butt off?

That's a bad philosophy for the team. You want everyone in camp giving their all, and we all know Kovalev wouldn't.

Like I said, Kovalev had a hard time scoring in the KHL last year, why bring him in on a try out if he can't even put up points anymore?

The whole point of Kovalev is that he's lazy, but talented, so he'll put up points. Unfortunately his age has caught up to him, and he's not even putting up points any more.

I am a huge Kovalev fan, he was electrifying during his tenure in Montreal, but that was then, this is now. He's regressed every year, and there's no point in sending him an invite on a try out.

He had one goal in 22 games in the KHL last year.

Time to move on.

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08-02-2012, 03:32 PM
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Besides, why reward Kovalev with a try-out, instead of a young prospect that has worked his butt off?
I don't get this?

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08-02-2012, 03:33 PM
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Brisebois was a guy I didn't mind having in a limited role(he ended up playing more due to injuries) as he was a local and had heart to come back. Guys like kovalev? meh. I wouldn't even take Koivu back. I'm a huge Koivu fan but let the guy enjoy his peace in anaheim, I think he deserves that much. Kovalev? Meh, it's over.

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I don't get this?
What don't you get? Better to invite someone that has potential and is willing to work hard to make the team, rather than a lazy player that has lost his scoring touch.


What about all the other great points (that you ignored) why we shouldn't invite Kovalev?

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While I think he could be sorta-decent in a role of a shootout/PP specialist, the question is --- Where would be play at ES ?!?!?!?!

If we're to land a 4th line SO specialist, that guy should probably be suited for 4th line duties, à la Matt Hendricks.

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08-02-2012, 04:59 PM
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What don't you get? Better to invite someone that has potential and is willing to work hard to make the team, rather than a lazy player that has lost his scoring touch.


What about all the other great points (that you ignored) why we shouldn't invite Kovalev?
or just invite both? no one suffers a spot if we invite kovy.

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08-02-2012, 05:10 PM
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or just invite both? no one suffers a spot if we invite kovy.
Why invite him though?

He's not producing points, in the KHL at that.

No point at all in inviting him. Especially since it'll be a distraction to the young prospects.

Yeah, you can invite him, you can invite a ton of old NHL'ers to your try-outs if you'd want, but to me that's counter-productive.

Try-outs should be about young talent that work hard to make the team, not old team favourites that have declined massively and have a questionable work ethic.

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08-02-2012, 05:16 PM
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He never wanted to leave?
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If he wanted to stay that bad he would have told bob he would accept league minimum.
Give me a break he wanted $$$$$$$

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08-02-2012, 05:29 PM
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This. If Kovalev wanted to come back and share some of his training regimen (he was apparently a fitness nut - there's a story about Keenan forcing him to take a two minute shift because Kovy had a habit of taking long shifts and Kovy came back to the bench not even looking winded) and his stick handling skills and the team could find a place for him (maybe an assistant coach in Hamilton and an associate trainer in Montreal) I think it'd be a great thing to try. Imagine Pacioretty or Subban with Kovalev's stick handling skills....
this is a true story and he actually ended his shift by scoring a goal!

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He could help the Habs with that "surgical tank" this season.

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If he would agree to strictly specialise in being a powerplay/shootout specialist, I'd give him a year contract for $1M or something.

We had a 5-12 shootout record last season, we need major help in that department. Switch that around to 12-5 and we'd have been 5 to 8 spots higher in the Eastern standings.
You know what..i kinda laughed when i seen the thread topic, but at a cheap price it really isn't that bad of an idea. He's a veteran. he;s not gonna create a comotion in the locker or anything, and he really could help our shootout %, on top of about 30 pts or so.

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The only guy that really deserves to comeback to Montreal is Saku Koivu.
i totally agree! it would be a shame to see him retire with another jersey.

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He never wanted to leave?
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If he wanted to stay that bad he would have told bob he would accept league minimum.
Give me a break he wanted $$$$$$$
Who does that?

No matter how much you love a team or city you don't spit on millions of dollars. Its easy to do when you're a keyboard warrior like us but in the cold hard world money wins.

Anyways Gainey offered a contract to him and Gionta. Gionta agreed pretty fast, Gainey withdrew his offer to Kovy. Yeah Kovy's to blame there...

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Who does that?

No matter how much you love a team or city you don't spit on millions of dollars. Its easy to do when you're a keyboard warrior like us but in the cold hard world money wins.

Anyways Gainey offered a contract to him and Gionta. Gionta agreed pretty fast, Gainey withdrew his offer to Kovy. Yeah Kovy's to blame there...
Kovalev took too long actually. I believe the offer was there prior to gionta's but I may be wrong.

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Kovalev took too long actually. I believe the offer was there prior to gionta's but I may be wrong.
You're right. They offered him 5, Ottawa 5.5. Anyways, he's over the hill and finished. Keep dreaming, he's never coming back here.

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