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Florida and Alex Kovalev parting ways?

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03-01-2013, 07:10 PM
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Are you serious? The guy played over 1300 games and had over a 1000 points in the NHL. It's a hell of a career.
That's what I was going to say too. Kovalev had a career not many of others can say they've had, Stanley Cup and all.

Not surprised by this though. Healthy scratch on a struggling team and Mike Santorelli recalled and playing. Shore came up and played really well too. It's time for retirement. At least he got to go out in the NHL if he is indeed finished. I commend him for trying for so long when he clearly could have retired a few years ago.

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03-01-2013, 07:12 PM
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As much as I'd like to see him back with MTL, I think he'd be more of a hinderance at this point.
Absolutely not.

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03-02-2013, 03:37 AM
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Alexei Kovalev on the way out?

Saw this posted on TSN, but moreso wondering on where you think he might go if there was a trade on the line. Would you take him on your team, and where would he fit?

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=417114

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03-02-2013, 03:40 AM
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any more news on this>?

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you think they would throw him on waivers to see if any teams take a chance (unlikely) but who knows?

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If he only had the heart ,will be what people say about him .He had Datsuk type skill in a big powerful body

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I am literally so surprised by this...

I personally thought Kovalev was full of commitment and an excellent team player, I don't really understand?


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03-02-2013, 07:40 AM
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shocked I tell ya shocked

Not been this shocked since I was standing in line to watch the movie Titanic and someone told me the ship sunk at the end
Really man? I just rented this on beta...thanks for ruining a nice saturday night for the wife and I.

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Are you serious? The guy played over 1300 games and had over a 1000 points in the NHL. It's a hell of a career.
And he underachieved. Think about that.

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03-02-2013, 08:30 AM
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If he only had the heart ,will be what people say about him .He had Datsuk type skill in a big powerful body
He had heart. He just didn't have an ounce of hockey sense.

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03-02-2013, 09:09 AM
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He should have retired after Ottawa. Hell, after Montreal.

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Retirement for Kovalev, I'm guessing.

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Panthers got what we needed. Someone who could hold the fort on the 2nd line until a better option was found. Shore stepped up and kovalev became expendable. Thanks for that great opening game. Enjoy retirement.
Basically this. Kovy was good enough for the top6 before Shore came in. He was really wasted on the 3rd/4th line and didn't bring the things you expect from a player playing those kind of minutes.

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And he underachieved. Think about that.
That's ridiculous. Because he had sweet hands people believe he should have had a Jagr like career. He was what he was and had a hell of a career. One of my personal favourites.

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That's ridiculous. Because he had sweet hands people believe he should have had a Jagr like career. He was what he was and had a hell of a career. One of my personal favourites.
At times he was brilliant and at other times he didn't even seem interested. He seemed to stop trying very often. I have not seen many players who were so wildly inconsistent.

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That's ridiculous. Because he had sweet hands people believe he should have had a Jagr like career. He was what he was and had a hell of a career. One of my personal favourites.
He was a helluva player when he wanted to be.

That isn't bashing what he has accomplished. But I remember on nights that we played the Habs, I would say multiple times "That guy could be the best in the NHL, if he wanted to" And that was coming from a rival fan, who only saw him when the leafs played them.

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Consistency is what separates very good players from great players. Kovy was a borderline great but had consistency issues, like plenty of very good players.

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Consistency is what separates very good players from great players. Kovy was a borderline great but had consistency issues, like plenty of very good players.
I think at least part of the reason why people have an issue with him is that he appeared to lack effort and it appeared that if he would just try a little harder at times, that he would achieve greatness. He was often viewed as lazy.

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Literally everyone knew this was a bad move except Tallon.

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03-02-2013, 12:52 PM
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Cannot believe we signed him in the first place....

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03-02-2013, 01:25 PM
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His first run with Pittsburgh was great. When the Pens picked him up off the Habs he was not the same player. He had about two good shifts. Other than that, he was just there. I knew he was done than. I couldn't believe anyone would sign him.

Maybe he just wanted to go out in the NHL. Maybe he needed the money. Maybe both, who knows. I wish him well.

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