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Kovalev interview on RDS(ENGLISH) + Markov

During the early part of the 2nd period, Alexei Kovalev joined Alain Crete and Yvon Pednault in their little rds place and they had a short interview with him. Here are some notes(If it's posted some place else, then i'm sorry.) :

#1 Pednault: Is it Kovaliev or Kovalev or Kovolev ?
Kovalev: Kovalev is fine

#2 Alain: Your not surprised by the trade are you?
Kovalev: I knew I was going to be traded, I was surprised it's Montreal. Yes I heard rumors that San Jose also wanted me but I am happy here in Montreal to play for a young team.

#3 Kovalev: I had a little 20 minute discussion with Claude Julien and he just told me what they are expecting from me.

#4 Pednault: What are you bringing to the Montreal Canadiens?
Kovalev: I am coming here to play like a team and I'm not going to try to do anything myself(repeated it several times) , We will play as a team and win as a team. I will try to see how the guys play and try to fit in with them

#5 Kovalev: I guess the Rangers finally decided to rebuild with the youngsters. The fans should be patient with the youngsters. We had too much stars in NY.

#6 Alain Crete: Alex....OOOH QUEL ARRET DE JOSE THEODORE
I'm sorry about that Alex.
Kovalev: Hehe, no probelm.. that was a great save..I want to see it again!

#7 Pednault: What Do you think of Montreal, hockey is like a religion there.
Kovalev: Ah it's great! The fans really like their hockey here but what's the bad part is when your sitting at home, surfing the channels trying to find a movie, all you see is hockey news! They all laughed!



#7 Pednault: Thank you and we are anxious to see you play on friday. Thank you and good luck.
Kovalev: Thank you, thank you.. MERCI.. with a little laugh.


Notes earlier: You see Pierre Gervais put Kovalev's new shirt on the hangers... damn it looks great!

Markov and Kovalev were seen walking together and talking on their way to the arena at around 5:30 pm.

Kovalev was one of the guys who got their the earliest.
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My Opinion:

-I'm surprised they didn't ask him about contract talks.
-Just wondering, why didn't we go after Jagr instead of Kovalev ? Jagr cost less and has a contract next couple of years.

What's your thought?

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Jagr having a contract for the next few years is probably one of the reasons they're holding onto him.

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I'm VERY happy to have Kovalev here... and I think Gainey will be able to sign him. He'll have very solid linemates in Zednik & Koivu... and all 3 should produce big time. Plus Markov finally has a friend!

It's just an amazing feeling all around... WOO!

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http://www.canadiens.com/fre/team/re...playerID=29727

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Komisarek8
My Opinion:

-Just wondering, why didn't we go after Jagr instead of Kovalev ? Jagr cost less and has a contract next couple of years.

What's your thought?
Jagr is 11,000,000.00 a year.
Kovalev is 6.6 Million

Jagr is not a team player, nor is he ready to assume the role of a leader on a young team. Jagr in Montreal would be a disaster.

Kovalev has had a reputation for not playing 100%, but.. he probably fits better on this team than Jagr.

I'm not suggesting Kovalev is a better player, but perhaps better suited to the Canadiens at this point.

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Anyways Jagr is doing fine in NY and the Caps already pick up a huge part of his salary so he don't cost much . Balej will lern from him

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awsome thread komiserak8
you included everysingle detail


one note is cj asked him what he thinks his role should be on the pp unit.


btw - jagr is a coach killer, we got the right guy leave it at that pls.

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Don't get me wrong guys, I am really excited about getting Kovalev ...he was really one of my favorite players to watch..just wondering about Jagr.

Hope we are right about him!

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Quote:
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#1 Pednault: Is it Kovaliev or Kovalev or Kovolev ?
Kovalev: Kovalev is fine
that's a great day for all rds watchers !!!!

Hope Houle takes note

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Maybe Markov will pursuade Kovo to sign and stay.

How great would that be!

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Komisarek8, thank you so much for taking notes on the interview. I'm glad to see Kovalev seems happy to be with the Habs. I haven't seen his jersey with his name, but I must say I am absolutely dying to see him suit up for the Habs here. He was once my favourite player.

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Kovalev should be pronounced as Ko - va - lyov (but it's probably not easy to say for majority of fans)

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Kovalev should be pronounced as Ko - va - lyov (but it's probably not easy to say for majority of fans)
In fact, it's probably easier to pronounce that way if you're francophone.

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Kovalev should be pronounced as Ko - va - lyov (but it's probably not easy to say for majority of fans)

Its funny you broke his name up like that...the "Ko" and "Va" is the easy part
how the heck do you pronounce "lyov"

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1) Stress on the -lyov

In Russian there is a letter "e" with two dots above, it's always under the stress and this is exactly letter in Alexey's last name.

The name of this letter sounds like -yo- in yolk.


(Kovalev is Ukrainian version of Kuznetsov which is almost eqivalent to the english last name Smith)

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ko-va-lee-of (with a VERY subtle ee) ?

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1) Stress on the -lyov

In Russian there is a letter "e" with two dots above, it's always under the stress and this is exactly letter in Alexey's last name.

The name of this letter sounds like -yo- in yolk.


(Kovalev is Ukrainian version of Kuznetsov which is almost eqivalent to the english last name Smith)
Спосиба!

(Я гаварю по-русский не многа!)

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ah ha!

Thank you

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OK WTV GUYS.. just call him KO-VA-LEV

I think at the end of the year, he will sign a 4yr/18 Millions $ Deal.

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