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02-26-2007, 03:41 PM
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Could teams be interested in Kovalev?

I see teams going over backwards to get somebody like Tkachuk and then there's Bert and Guerin being mentioned and chances are they're going to go for a lot. And some contending teams are going to be left with nothing after all is said and done. Somebody like Kovalev who is Mr. Clutch, the perfect veteran to take teams further in the series could then become interesting. The effty price of his 4 Mill a year could stop teams from considrring him because of lack of cap space. But if I were the Habs I would shop him around because you never know, there could be takers. Even if it would be taking a contract to creat cap space for other teams, if we get an interesting veteran player and first round pick.

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maybe the ducks would be interested... pure speculation.... they're rumored to be looking for a top 6.... i'd like to keep him though... i don't see too many teams knocking down the door for Alex... he's the classic worth more to us than what we'd get in return guy.

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I see teams going over backwards to get somebody like Tkachuk and then there's Bert and Guerin being mentioned and chances are they're going to go for a lot. And some contending teams are going to be left with nothing after all is said and done. Somebody like Kovalev who is Mr. Clutch, the perfect veteran to take teams further in the series could then become interesting. The effty price of his 4 Mill a year could stop teams from considrring him because of lack of cap space. But if I were the Habs I would shop him around because you never know, there could be takers. Even if it would be taking a contract to creat cap space for other teams, if we get an interesting veteran player and first round pick.
I'd be shopping him around also, if Gainey can unload his contract that would be quite amazing, but like you said we would most likely have to take a contract of some sort back.

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hes not going to be easy to move at 2 more years and $9 million dollars...

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Wings will take him. He will flourish in that system and he is exactly the type of player Detroit is looking for, a playoff performer.

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if he is moved, I really think it will be against nothing. Maybe the Ducks would like to get a top 6 player and keep all their young players.

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Kovalev's reputation as a playoff performer will definately make him easier to move at the current time, i suppose the same can be said for Samsanov he has some good recent playoff experience as well.

I could also see San jose trying to trade us Malakhov's contract to us to offset some of the cost if they are interested in either.

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if he is moved, I really think it will be against nothing. Maybe the Ducks would like to get a top 6 player and keep all their young players.
If we got a first round pick for Rivet, we're going to get as much if not more for Kovy. And yea if the Ducks have a veteran or an interesting third line guy they would want to unload for cap space, why not*, plus a first round.

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If we got a first round pick for Rivet, we're going to get as much if not more for Kovy. And yea if the Ducks have a veteran or an interesting third line guy they would want to unload for cap space, why not*, plus a first round.
I'd trade Kovalev to detroit for Lang. Might have to add a pick...but it'd unload 9m over the next 2 seasons.

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I'm pretty sure that some team would like to get Kovalev for the playoff.

But no point in trading him for nothing in return.

I would do a Lang for Kovalev trade anytime.

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I'd trade Kovalev to detroit for Lang. Might have to add a pick...but it'd unload 9m over the next 2 seasons.
Isn't Lang just as expensive and older than Kovalev? i can't see this happening. Detroit's primed to go on a run as well.

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Wings will take him. He will flourish in that system and he is exactly the type of player Detroit is looking for, a playoff performer.
i can see him fitting in perfect with the Wings and i also bet the Wings would consider him.

However, we cant expect too much in return. No way in hell Detroit would give up Hudler or Kronwall or a player like that in return.

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Isn't Lang just as expensive and older than Kovalev? i can't see this happening. Detroit's primed to go on a run as well.
Lang = UFA

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They aren't, since they need someone that shows up every night...

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OK keep your roster players
I will take 2008 1st+2nd rounder,2009 1st rounder

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perfect bait for the wings imo, but i mean what can we ask in return?!
they dont have many intersting prospects...

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Wings will take him. He will flourish in that system and he is exactly the type of player Detroit is looking for, a playoff performer.
"Bigcock" likes hardworking players, they are a pretty well structured team, just take a look at their roster, I really doubt Kovalev fits there...

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perfect bait for the wings imo, but i mean what can we ask in return?!
they dont have many intersting prospects...
Robert Lang as I said would be best suited here.

He could do well with Sammy and Perezhogin. Not to mention he's a UFA at seasons end which would give us money to either Acquire a UFA center, re-sign Souray or Acquire a UFA dman.

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Robert Lang as I said would be best suited here.

He could do well with Sammy and Perezhogin. Not to mention he's a UFA at seasons end which would give us money to either Acquire a UFA center, re-sign Souray or Acquire a UFA dman.
I agree, but it seems quite odd that in the middle of the Western Conference playoff push they deal their No.2 center for Kovy...

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Nobody is desperate enough to take a head-case who still has 2 more years at 4,5 mill a year. It's the same thing as what was talked about in the Samsonov scenarios : we'd have to take a bad deal in return to get rid of kovalev's

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I agree, but it seems quite odd that in the middle of the Western Conference playoff push they deal their No.2 center for Kovy...
Place Kovalev on the first line with Datsyuk + Holmstrom, play Zetterberg as 2nd C.

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Nobody is desperate enough to take a head-case who still has 2 more years at 4,5 mill a year. It's the same thing as what was talked about in the Samsonov scenarios : we'd have to take a bad deal in return to get rid of kovalev's
Sammy + Kovalev for Federov.

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Sammy + Kovalev for Federov.

Wouldn't make sense for CLB.

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Wouldn't make sense for CLB.
And trading FOR Federov did?

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Kovalev will clear the waivers, he has no value at all, especially when youre considering the fact that theres 2 years left on his contract at 4,5m year...

Why somedody would take a shot on a guy who is a trouble maker, who play when he wants to play, who is not productive at all and has a bad influence for the younger player on a team ....

Ah and he is 34 years old....

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