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01-17-2013, 01:40 PM
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Alex Kovalev to sign 1 year deal with Florida Panthers

http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1325713

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

Looks like he will be playing on the second line with Huberdeau and Mueller


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01-17-2013, 02:00 PM
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I realize it probably will happen, but I'm not sure that it's technically "confirmed" yet....Fialkov is speaking based entirely on opinion/speculation.

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01-17-2013, 02:04 PM
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I realize it probably will happen, but I'm not sure that it's technically "confirmed" yet....Fialkov is speaking based entirely on opinion/speculation.
As always. It's worse when other people pick up Fialkov's nonsense and starts tweeting it again.

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The contract being a +35 one, I expect small/medium salary and a lot of bonus dollars to keep him motivated.

Guessing 3.5 caphit, 1.5 base salary and 2 as bonuses for reaching certain goal/assist/points totals and/or depending on how far the team goes.

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01-17-2013, 02:28 PM
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Not believing it until hockey i-n-s-i-d-e-r-r confirms lol.


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Not believing it until hockey ******** confirms lol.
Because he certainly nailed that Kulikov signing, didn't he?

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Because he certainly nailed that Kulikov signing, didn't he?
exactly!

In harvey's defense he said "I'm sure Kovalev will be signed today."

thats far from a confirmed signing...

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exactly!

In harvey's defense he said "I'm sure Kovalev will be signed today."

thats far from a confirmed signing...
But...but..

some french canadian guy tweeted that it was a done deal...


and referenced Harvey's tweet.

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01-17-2013, 03:22 PM
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It won't be that suprising if/when they do sign him. With the injuries we have, they need somebody. Don't know what happens when people start getting healthy though.

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If true should be fun to see him play at Home against Montreal

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It won't be that suprising if/when they do sign him. With the injuries we have, they need somebody. Don't know what happens when people start getting healthy though.
I think they plan on carrying 14 forwards regardless so 2 guys are gonna be in the press box depending on several factors (opponent, needs, injuries, performance, etc). With Kovalev signed, I counted 15 forwards so that just means 1 guy will need to go (Santorelli probably).

I dont expect Kovalev to be in the lineup every night regardless. At 39, he's gonna need some nights off. Then factor in that several guys (Skille, Upshall, Bergy, Kopecky, etc) play styles that tend to see them get nicked up so they could use some games off too to get healthy.

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If kovi signs, with Huby, kovi and Mueller, our shootouts just became exponentially better.

We can flip from 6-11 to 11-6 easily and gain 5 or 6 points....even 3 more points could mean 6th vs 9th in this sprint.

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01-17-2013, 04:17 PM
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I like it, he can learn Huber alot..

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Changed to rumor until we have a stronger source.

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If he is signed, I'm eager to see for how much and then what he can bring to the team. Obviously, he's not going to put up points like he did years ago and I don't expect him to play every game as he might be scratched like Jovo is occasionally. For his leadership qualities, that could really help some of our young players learn for the future.

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Changed to rumor until we have a stronger source.
@GeorgeRichards: signing tomorrow “@brianfein: Haven't heard anything about Kovalev, don't see him on the roster. Any word?”

That's an AG -4 lol

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@GeorgeRichards: signing tomorrow @brianfein: Haven't heard anything about Kovalev, don't see him on the roster. Any word?
Yep I just saw that. I'll humor you guys

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01-17-2013, 08:03 PM
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Also on twitter tonight, Garrioch said Panthers are nuts to sign Kovalev and bet GR a beer they will live to regret it.

George Richards ‏@GeorgeRichards

He's looked good; zero risk @SunGarrioch: If they had any brains they wouldn't sign Kovalev.

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Kovalev is going to have some bad games. No doubt about that. We're bringing him in to help with the PP and shootout. We have to take cheap risks.

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And Stan fisher, perhaps the most respected hockey writer there is, said this'd hen I asked his opinion:

@StanFischler: Kovy is one of my all-time favorites. Terrific move for Florida. Didja know that Al plays the saxophone?

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Well, the thing about Garrioch's opinion is he covered Kovalev his last few years in the NHL on a daily basis in Ottawa both on and off the Ice.

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Well, the thing about Garrioch's opinion is he covered Kovalev his last few years in the NHL on a daily basis in Ottawa both on and off the Ice.
He may bust GP, but the upside of helping huby grow, and maybe winning a couple shoot outs, makes this a no brainier IMHO.

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Well, the thing about Garrioch's opinion is he covered Kovalev his last few years in the NHL on a daily basis in Ottawa both on and off the Ice.
He's probably still pissed off about the bag of beers comment Kovalev made a couple of years ago about the Sens reporters.

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He may bust GP, but the upside of helping huby grow, and maybe winning a couple shoot outs, makes this a no brainier IMHO.
I agree on the shootouts and worth the risk but would say bust is probable not maybe and if you want Kovalev to be a mentor to a younger player you're looking for trouble.

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