Kovalev's 20th point of the season. He's headed for a 60 point season right now. Not good enough, not for ~4M.
That's about what you should expect from Kovalev. 60-65+ is about what he'll get you.
And his salary, meh. He was UFA, so it's expected he would get a little more than "real" value. Although I do agree that when you consider guys like Karyia were signed for 4.5 for 80+ points or Selanne for 3.75 and 90 points, Kovalev's contract doesn't stack up all that well.
He gets paid like he's in the same class as those guys, but he's never really been there (production wise.) I guess there's always been this desire on the part of GM's that his numbers will start matching his talent and so he gets contracts based on what he could do, not what he's actually done.
The Bonk line as been getting some great chances again tonight.They are by far the most consistent Habs line this year.Perezhogin is really impressing me and is @ +14 for the year.Bonk and Johnson are +10 each.This was going into the game tonight.