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View Poll Results: Would you give a invite to Kovalev for next year's training camp?
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05-14-2012, 07:27 PM
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What exactly is the problem with inviting him at the camp? It'll distract the press, a benefit for the rest of the team.

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05-14-2012, 07:43 PM
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kovalev for player coach

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What exactly is the problem with inviting him at the camp? It'll distract the press, a benefit for the rest of the team.
why not Oleg Petrov too?

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Bring him back.

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What exactly is the problem with inviting him at the camp? It'll distract the press, a benefit for the rest of the team.
Or a distraction. What a bad idea.

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Enough with over the hill finished players.

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Rather Rob Schremp than Kovalev.

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What is Montreal's obsession with Kovalev?

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What is Montreal's obsession with Kovalev?
He had 1 freaking good season and That's it.

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Rather Rob Schremp than Kovalev.
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What exactly is the problem with inviting him at the camp? It'll distract the press, a benefit for the rest of the team.
Yeah uhhh no. Have distractions ever been a good thing?

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05-14-2012, 09:20 PM
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There are situations in which a highly talented older veteran might shine but there wouldn't be many in an 82-game schedule.

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Ouch!

Invite him to training camp. That costs us nothing. If he does well and seems prepared, we can spare some cap on him.
Sit down, Dr. Pangloss, and drink your toddy. Keep your feet warm and watch out for flying pucks. We'll wake you when the second period starts.

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05-14-2012, 09:28 PM
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why not Oleg Petrov too?
Sure why not, it's a circus

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Yeah uhhh no. Have distractions ever been a good thing?
For the press? Any distraction is a good distraction

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His mistake was messing with Gainey and not taking a very good offer when it was on the table. Now, it's too late to come back. Maybe if he had stayed and worked his way into managements good graces, but he didn't, so too bad.

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He had 1 freaking good season and That's it.
2 PPG seasons
one season with 66 points
PPG in all playoffs

does not equal 1 good season.
And a force on the powerplay, which btw finished 30th for us this year.

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Yeah uhhh no. Have distractions ever been a good thing?
Still living under the Gainey/JM paradigm that the team has to be INCREDIBLY BORING AND SILENT at all time?

The right thing to do is control the distraction and the information that reach the public, without ever stopping the flow. Provoking your own little scandals once in a while rather than waiting for something to leak outside of your control is just overall better, plus it's amusing to the press and fans if you manage to keep these non-events under a certain threshold.

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Still living under the Gainey/JM paradigm that the team has to be INCREDIBLY BORING AND SILENT at all time?

The right thing to do is control the distraction and the information that reach the public, without ever stopping the flow. Provoking your own little scandals once in a while rather than waiting for something to leak outside of your control is just overall better, plus it's amusing to the press and fans if you manage to keep these non-events under a certain threshold.
Better to get Semin. He is like Kovalev but much younger and healthier.

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Gutless and lazy, he brings nothing to the team and encourages poor attitude and selfish behavior. No thanks floatalev, Koivu isn't here anymore to carry your ass.

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I'd take Kovalev for league minimum.

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Better to get Semin. He is like Kovalev but much younger and healthier.
oh, 100% agreed there.

IF we can land Semin, obviously...

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> Hire an English Coach
> English coach announces at his press conference that he invited Kovalev to camp before the french media kills him.
> Kovalev sucks it up and plays his way off the team.
> Media forgets the coach is english.
Yes?

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Let sign him with Boston so he can drag them down..

Kovalev.. seriously.. He would make Hal Gill look like a jet beside him..

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05-15-2012, 04:46 AM
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A distraction? From what? That this Habs organization top to bottom is the weakest in it's history? Bringing back a washed up player would only confirm it, not distract from it.

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why not Oleg Petrov too?
Petrov is probably better at this point, definitively more dedicated.


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A distraction? From what? That this Habs organization top to bottom is the weakest in it's history? Bringing back a washed up player would only confirm it, not distract from it.
That's not really fair at this point as Bergevin is an unknown. Yes there are tons of question marks but I still think the Houle years were the organizations weakest.


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