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.
With someone as enigmatic as Kovalev, I'd say predicting is difficult with him, other than predicting that he is enigmatic. I think it just depends if he likes the situation for himself. I think that is what will dictate whether or not he will produce. Now, I am not saying that's a good characteristic for a hockey player to have. That's a totally different argument haha. Sure he's slower, but he still has the hands. 39 year old hands that will kick the **** out of most of our players' hands if not all of them on this team.
This is awesome. I've always loved Kovalev. Easily one of my favorite players ever.
I think he'll do well here. I'm not expecting PPG production from him, but if he can pot 12-15 goals then he was worth it. As others have mentioned he already has better hands than most if not all of our players.
I hope he can revive a little bit of his career here. He can't have much left in the tank, but obviously something made him want to make the trip down here and put in a serious enough effort to get a spot on the team. I like the line of Hubs-Mueller-Kovalev because they're all 3 offensive guys. They all want to score, really, REALLY bad. I can't remember the last time this team had a line like that. Sammy-Goc-Bergy was a great line last year but they're really a 3rd line. When those two come back we'll have a great 3rd line with Kopecky. We literally have a whole new line added to the team. How can people think we won't score more?