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Alex Kovalev to sign a 1-year deal with the Panthers

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01-17-2013, 01:25 PM
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Alex Kovalev to sign a 1-year deal with the Panthers

No details on the salary yet

https://twitter.com/PatrickCaisse/st...87104341295104


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01-17-2013, 01:26 PM
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Pathetic. I like the Panthers, that spot could have gone to a young player.

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Good for him.

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Err... okay...

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Good for Alex. I'm happy for him to still find work in the NHL. He is a classy guy.

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As a PP ace, I like the move for them. As a regular top 9 player, not so much. Then again, you never know, he could show up. But he didn't look good with the Pens, I'll say that for sure.

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I understand he, Mueller and Huberdeau have looked really good in camp as a line. I hope he pans out for Florida as he has been very inconsistent for his past few teams.

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he's going to be amazing for about 1/4 of the games he plays.

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Watched him skate last night. The skill is still there, but he is much slower than he used to be.

He's going to be slotted on the second line with huberdeau and mueller. He sticks with the team until a younger player shows he can handle playing on the second line. So far nobody has come close

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Good to see one of the most entertaining players of all time back in the big league.

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Good to see one of the most entertaining players of all time back in the big league.
Playing at 2% of his capabilities isn't very entertaining.

Prepare to lose some hair Florida fans, watching this guy skate will make you pull your hair out.

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Any news on Svatos?

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I figured this was coming after the moves they made today (Svatos being released, promising youngsters like Howden and Shore being demoted), should be an interesting year in Florida.

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He didn't make the team

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Released from PTO today, really upset.

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Pathetic. I like the Panthers, that spot could have gone to a young player.
Don't they have a few injuries for the time being? I think I heard that both Goc and Bergenheim were nursing something. Kovalev would provide good veteran experience for some of the forwards there and he's an adequate fill in while the lineup recovers from injuries. Low risk move.

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Little does everyone know that Kovalev is the new Stanley C. Panther.

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As a PP ace, I like the move for them. As a regular top 9 player, not so much. Then again, you never know, he could show up. But he didn't look good with the Pens, I'll say that for sure.
Well when he was there he basically played with grinders. No Crosby and Malkin anywhere near the ice that season.

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as long as its a 1 year deal for near the min, sounds ok

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Don't they have a few injuries for the time being? I think I heard that both Goc and Bergenheim were nursing something. Kovalev would provide good veteran experience for some of the forwards there and he's an adequate fill in while the lineup recovers from injuries. Low risk move.
It's a low risk move from a money POV, but I've never seen a player half arse it like Kovalev did in Ottawa. Literally the minute he was traded, the team's energy level increased. Coincidence? Probably, but the kids getting a shot was a HUGE part of Ottawa's transformation from terrible to decent.

Doesn't matter much obviously, it'll be interesting to see how he does.

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low risk move for them. If he plays well, could help them into the playoffs. If not, they can also trade him at deadline or at worst, he is a member of the team for 4 months.

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I think Dineen has already said that he plans to rest some of the veteran players with such a shortened schedule. So that would work out well with Kovalev at 39 yrs old and keep him playing as high of a level as he decides to play Should be good either way for the Panthers since he can be pushed down lines once everyone is healthy.

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