I wanted Sheldon Souray back(for pp purposes)...when he wasn't good enough for Oilers,...many here said i was crazy,he's done washed up(ahl).....
Kovy FOR power play purposes.....i repeat...power play ...
Now in a recent HABS shootout loss ,i see a habs shooter who was a career 2 for 24 in the shoot out shooting....would i send in KOVY instead? yes..and that might have meant an extra point..
Again ,.not Kovy at 20 mins a night.....or top lines....ok?
He's a liability on the ice and hardly produces on the power play. He's done.
We can't just bring in someone to only play the powerplay. That's NHL 13 stuff. You need to take a regular shift to be useful in the NHL, and as we have seen for the last several years Kovalev is a liability on the ice, rather than an asset.
How many points does he have on the powerplay in the last 3 years anyways? 10? 15?
Our powerplay is 11th in the league, why would we waste a roster spot trying to fix a problem we don't really have?
Galchenyuk is due for more ice time, especially on the powerplay, and he's everything Kovalev ever was, and more. We should invest in his ice time rather than a 40 year old floater.
His surgery aside, you don't want a guy that is notorious for being a slack in the locker room, especially since the team has a new identity, that revolves around working hard.
For the millionth time, this ship has sailed....many moons ago.
So would it be Bergvin that would have to take him for a walk in the park?
3 Reasons why this post should just stop.
1. We play a high tempo game, Kovalev couldn't keep up.
2. There is nobody on this team he could replace, not top 6 or top 9
3. Do you really want a guy with a very suspect work ethic anywhere this team whose motto is "no excuses"
He was great skill player who never lived up to his full potential, now his skill are dismissing so why do you want him around; he has no other skills sets!
Kovy still thinks he should be playing on the 1st two lines, and he will be unhappy with anything else, and will just poison the room, i think in part this is why Cole was traded along with his contract. so why would we want more poison in the room, he would not accept playing on the 4th line or sitting out games,
Some things never cease to amaze me around here
Least of which is the love for retreads.
How people want certain players that are way passed their prime to come in and fill a role that they can no longer hope to fill OR no longer have the tools to fill is beyond me.
for every retread that manages to make a mark there's 4-5 that don't.
On top of that we aint broke at the moment so there's no need to fix anything.
I want this team to move forward not backward
You're right you're right. I'm sorry. I want the same thing.
It's nostalgia. It gets the better of us hab fans.
Alot of the younger hab fans have Kovalev as a very nostalgic player in there minds. Including me. When I first started to get really into habs (after years of it being drilled into my brain from birth by die-hard habs parents) I remeber kovalev had his helmet knocked off by a dirty check, he then got angry, streaked down the, kovy hair following and scored. Great memory, thanks for the memories kovy.
P.S. once he got his hair cut that was the end of him lol.