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Potential Alexei Kovalev/CBJ Tryout Agreement

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11-08-2012, 11:26 PM
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Potential Alexei Kovalev/CBJ Tryout Agreement

Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch pointed out this interesting nugget in a story yesterday:

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There were hints this summer that NHL great Alexei Kovalev was contemplating a tryout agreement with the Blue Jackets, and The Dispatch has confirmed the two parties talked before the lockout began on Sept. 15. That seems highly unlikely now, as do all such deals. If this comes together, it will come together very quickly.
http://bluejacketsxtra.dispatch.com/...hard-work.html

If we ever do get a season, it'll be interesting to see if/how this plays out. I guess my attitude would be "Why not?" (as if to say "What would there be to lose?"), though I'd be interested to see what others think. This would be the second "big name" forward the CBJ kicked the tires on in recent months, with Jagr being the other.

If the deal were extended again, I'd be curious to see how another wild card plays into things: John Davidson.

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So much for the Jackets building off of 'work ethic'. lol.

I like it though. Kovy could give some exciting in Columbus, but he is definitely washed up. Could fit along nicely with the other Russians on the roster too.

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A little extra star power with Nash out. Could be fun, I look forward to it.

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A little extra star power with Nash out. Could be fun, I look forward to it.
nuck fan already sallivating

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nuck fan already sallivating
Kovalev hasn't a connection to the Canucks...I'm genuinely looking forward to seeing how much juice the guy has left as a neutral, more or less, observer.

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this is going to be such a train-wreck.

just say no howson.

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this is going to be such a train-wreck.

just say no howson.
Exactly. You would think the Jackets would have learned their lesson with Fedorov. A former star player, playing hard 1 out of every 5 games, isn't going to help your team one bit.

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If they used the guy exclusively on the PP, yeah, I think he could help them. Think of it as having the PP help vs. 1 of your 4th line grinders.

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Has its ups and downs for a team like Columbus. I say, do it.

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The one positive from that Dubinsky/Anisimov trade and getting Foligno was that Columbus would be a tougher team to play against...obviously not if this happens.

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Ottawa fan saying for the love of all things holy AVOID. One game he will blow your mind with his natural ability. The next 6, he'll make you want to wring his neck with how maddeningly inconsistent he is and how indifferent he looks on the ice.

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Wouldn't it be nice if the NHL allowed a "flex option"? All teams are allwoed to carry one extra bench player, & can plug him into the game as they see fit. Kovalev would be perfect, he can ride pine the entire game, just roll him out on the PP.

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The perfect work ethic/attitude to instill in the youngsters

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Wouldn't it be nice if the NHL allowed a "flex option"? All teams are allwoed to carry one extra bench player, & can plug him into the game as they see fit. Kovalev would be perfect, he can ride pine the entire game, just roll him out on the PP.
I agree but it would promote carrying a goon and if games got out of hand, which they sometimes do, things could get a lot uglier than they are now.

***Not that I have ANY problem with that at all but most people probably would

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Boy, if you think Columbus is skittish about drafting young Russians after the problems they've had with them, just wait until they get a load of Kovalev.

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Exactly. You would think the Jackets would have learned their lesson with Fedorov. A former star player, playing hard 1 out of every 5 games, isn't going to help your team one bit.
Fedorov played hard in Columbus on a regular basis. The problem is that he was way past his prime, and Doug MacLean (who acquired him) had no idea how to use him on or off the ice.

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Ottawa fan saying for the love of all things holy AVOID. One game he will blow your mind with his natural ability. The next 6, he'll make you want to wring his neck with how maddeningly inconsistent he is and how indifferent he looks on the ice.
We went through Nikolai Zherdev. We know what it's like.

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Boy, if you think Columbus is skittish about drafting young Russians after the problems they've had with them, just wait until they get a load of Kovalev.
You know that Columbus has more Russians on the NHL roster than anyone else in the NHL, right? (Fedor Tyutin, Nikita Nikitin, Artem Anisimov, and Sergei Bobrovsky)

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Seems as though Kovalev will go anywhere at this point, as long as it means returning to the NHL, as he really doesn't have many options left. It's great Columbus is interested, for his sake and theirs, as I think he'd bring some sort of excitement to the team and city, but they shouldn't expect much. Who knows if he even has anything left on NHL ice anymore. He looked shot over a year ago in Pittsburgh and his speed is literally gone. He still has his hands and shot, but he only uses them when he wants to. For close to league minimum, I don't see why not, but I wouldn't expect much at all if I were the Jackets. It's hard to say Kovalev is a top-six forward anymore and he doesn't fit into any other role.

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Why not? If it works out even remotely well, they could peddle him for a 2nd or 3rd round pick at the trade deadline.

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He was utterly worthless in Pittsburgh a year and a half ago with Mark Letestu as his center...I can't see how he'd be better off in Columbus with Mark Letestu as his center.

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During his time in Ottawa, he would often spend time with Nick Foligno, working on Nick's hands and puck control.

Just keep him on a year to year basis, and dont be frustrated if he doesnt show up every game, because, well, thats excpected.

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This has to be some sort of joke. He was dreadful as a Senator; so bad that they had to give him away for a conditional 7th. Didn't do **** all for the Pens either.

He was finished after the 2008/2009 season.

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I think I'd rather we go after Andrei Kostitsyn. At least that way we have a marketing gimmick for Nashville games.

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Is Kovalev not 39 now or something? And got dropped by his team in Russia after putting up dreadful numbers? If I'm columbus, I avoid like the plague.

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I think I'd rather we go after Andrei Kostitsyn. At least that way we have a marketing gimmick for Nashville games.
Can't hope for both? I mean the brother vs. brother angle would help both sides, but Kovalev's teaching Foligno, and by extention others, how to handle the puck better could still be of benefit.

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Can't hope for both? I mean the brother vs. brother angle would help both sides, but Kovalev's teaching Foligno, and by extention others, how to handle the puck better could still be of benefit.
That says to me "hire him as an assistant coach", not "put him on the roster."

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