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Alex Kovalev NHL return?

View Poll Results: Would you give a invite to Kovalev for next year's training camp?
Yes 113 38.97%
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05-15-2012, 07:02 AM
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Better to get Semin. He is like Kovalev but much younger and healthier.
You still don't understand the poll. We're not sending Semin a trainging camp invite! Get real! If we get Semin we're signing him for a multiple year deal that is going to be as shackling as possible.

Kovalev won't play for the habs in 2012-2013 regardless of whether he gets the invite or not.

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05-15-2012, 09:55 AM
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I really don't see the harm in a no-guarantee training camp invite, honestly.

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Jesus, this topic is like a Jason in those Halloween movies, you think it's finally dead and buried and it keeps coming back to life . . .

Give it a rest, the Kovalev period is over . . .

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05-15-2012, 01:44 PM
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The good thing about Alexei Kovalev is that he always had a lot of pride.Back in 2007 everybody said he was washed up and he shut his critics down.Sure,this in not 2007 but if he ever came back to the NHL I'm sure he would work extra hard to make his final run be a good one.I don't think he wants to end his career the way it's ending, he's going to find a way to end it better.

The guy wants to play until he's 50 years old, if anything we have a secure spot in Hamilton for him when his NHL career is done.

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The good thing about Alexei Kovalev is that he always had a lot of pride.Back in 2007 everybody said he was washed up and he shut his critics down.Sure,this in not 2007 but if he ever came back to the NHL I'm sure he would work extra hard to make his final run be a good one.I don't think he wants to end his career the way it's ending, he's going to find a way to end it better.

The guy wants to play until he's 50 years old, if anything we have a secure spot in Hamilton for him when his NHL career is done.
Because Alex Kovalev and "work extra hard" go hand in hand.

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05-15-2012, 02:45 PM
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You suck. Retire, or stay in the KHL.

****, even the KHL doesn't even want you.

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The guy wants to play until he's 50 years old
Well since he only shows up to play at best every other year, that's like playing to 25 years old in human years . . .

That could be a legit question, "so in Kovalev years, how long was his playing career?"

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It really can't hurt. Don't see why we wouldn't at the very least entertain the idea.

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It really can't hurt. Don't see why we wouldn't at the very least entertain the idea.
it is an entertaining idea, as in ha ha ha, but that's about it

he's done, save the place for kid

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Love the guy but he's old and he has received multiple arrows to the knee in his career. He's finished. He can play somewhere else, in a weaker league, but he's done in the NHL.

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Probably true, but invite doesn't cost anything.

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I got an idea, let's re-unite the Houle Tremblay Lambert line while we're at it.

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Jesus, this topic is like a Jason in those Halloween movies, you think it's finally dead and buried and it keeps coming back to life . . .

Give it a rest, the Kovalev period is over . . .
Michael Myers. Jason was Friday the 13th.

Just sayin'

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Love the guy but he's old and he has received multiple arrows to the knee in his career. He's finished. He can play somewhere else, in a weaker league, but he's done in the NHL.
Even then he has trouble. He didn't exactly wow in the KHL but maybe somewhere like the Swiss league where the salaries are still good and there is less travel etc.

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05-16-2012, 09:46 AM
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Those saying Kovalev only had one good season... Compare his stats by year with habs with our top players from last 2-3 years... Maybe you'll see he was really not as useless as some are saying...

I'd give him a shot, warning him that nothing is sealed, that he needs to produce if not = scratch... doesn'T hurt to try.

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Petrov is probably better at this point, definitively more dedicated.




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I know lol...I wasn't being sarcastic.

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I'd invite him to camp, sure. If he doesn't do well, send him back to Russia. If he still has some legs in him, a 1 year contract would be fine.

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The premise of 'inviting' players to camps, is on the notion that they've done 'something' to earn that invite.

What has Kovalev done in the last few years to earn such an invite?

And please, don't point to some obscur highlight of when he was a Hab 4 years ago...what has he done recently to suggest he should receive an invite?

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There will be better players to "invite" when camp rolls around. Although ideally, the team will sign a solid group of 25 or so experienced and still-capable active NHL players long before camp, and go in with those 25 plus a dozen or so young players to battle them, and never mind any "invites" at all.

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05-16-2012, 02:20 PM
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I know he is past his prime and hasn't done anything lately but the Habs need scoring and help for the PP. If he would accept a camp invite and a low contract I would take a chance on him. Most electrifying player we have had in years and he used to stick it to the Bruins and Leafs regularly, for that he would be worth it to me.

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I know he is past his prime and hasn't done anything lately but the Habs need scoring and help for the PP. If he would accept a camp invite and a low contract I would take a chance on him. Most electrifying player we have had in years and he used to stick it to the Bruins and Leafs regularly, for that he would be worth it to me.
If he's 'past his prime' and 'hasn't done anything lately'

How can you suggest he could help with scoring and the PP?

I don't get it?

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05-16-2012, 02:26 PM
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This thread is a real downer !

Just thinking about having Kovalev back in a Habs uniform makes me sick.

If it's for a PR job ? OK

As a player ? HELL NO !

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05-16-2012, 02:31 PM
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We're not gonna go far in the playoffs next year. Therefore, AK27 will add entertainment value to the team.

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If he's 'past his prime' and 'hasn't done anything lately'

How can you suggest he could help with scoring and the PP?

I don't get it?
Because he might be cheap and won't be the go to guy anymore, can be used as a role player getting 3rd line minutes and PP time. I think he still has some pride and would want to retire on a high note, I miss the way he could dominate and we haven't had anyone since who could do it like he did.

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hoenestly, I don't see how you can call yourselves habs fan to not want Kovalev at 1 million.

These are the same people who thought Jagr was bad for the team

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