This makes everyone on the team accountable. Its unfortunate Kovalev had to be used to set an example, but it sets the bar. "You suck and dont put in any effort, you're done and I dont care who you are." It should light a fire under most guys. Sergei doesnt want to produce, hes off to Hamilton. I think Bob is sending the right message. Also, with all the reports about problems in the dressing room, it could be that Kovy was a distraction. Who knows, but good move. This team needs a kick in the ass, and this is it.
maybe he needs another day off? not that he has not had any the last 10+ games? although he can be one of best in league, I believe his time is up in montreal and time to get some value back and fit some pieces to this broken puzzle as of late? what do you think?