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02-17-2009, 04:28 PM
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I should have re-worded my thread to Gainey indirectly stating that Kovalev was finished.
or maybe you should've just posted in the thread already started about Kovalev

I'm just saying

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That's Ok
It will take 3 or so consecutives losses for BG to realize that Kovy was not the main problem but the putrid coaching, or non-coaching.
I wouldn't be so sure about that.

Don,t let the bias choke you, but the putrid coaching got us a record of 74-36-16 before the last 13 games.

The problem facing the team right now has nothing to do with coaching, it has to do with bad apples rotting the bunch.

And many people have speculated that taking out Kovalev might be a blessing in disguise. Especially for the transition game.

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Da Hell?

This is turning into a bit of a gong show.

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Hmm, wonder what will happen if we win dominate in those games.

Will Kovy be dealt?
I'm usually not the one being pessimist but with the lineup we're expected to dress tomorrow I just don't see us scoring more than 2 goals.

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This is a good thread, it relates to the magnitude of the Canadiens current drastic changes.

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He did. It expired in January.

Gainey's foresight at work again?
aight...thanks for the info

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Exactly. Let's do that. Oh and put Denis in the net too.
I agree I want denis too, and brisebois to replace Kovalev, since Schneider replaces brisebois.

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02-17-2009, 04:30 PM
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Gainey slamming the hammer down!

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He doesn't have NTC.

Forced rest is Gainey's way of telling Kovalev that he's part of the problem. He needs to get on board with the rest, if he can't he'll go elsewhere.
that my read also.

dont see kovy being traded yet. he can still be back if he wishes to

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This team has become such a mess. Unbelievable.

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But you can bet yourselves that Kovalev will NEVER play another game in the Habs uniform.

Which is a shame, the amount of Talent this guy had...
and when he plays saturday, what do we get for winning the bet?

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Gainey slamming the hammer down!
He body slammed Roman? What the poor guy do?

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Gainey slamming the hammer down!
we have people like you in my country ... we call them political prisoners

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And it's so easy to blame it all on kovy. Don't forget his entire lien sucked ***** this year. How did you want him to score with a terrible PP and Plecky with no turtle neck ?
That's why I don't think that it's mostly due to his on ice play. You can criticize all you want if you produce, but if you don't...

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we have people like you in my country ... we call them political prisoners
hahahhahahaha. Thanks for this.

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I wouldn't be so sure about that.

Don,t let the bias choke you, but the putrid coaching got us a record of 74-36-16 before the last 13 games.

The problem facing the team right now has nothing to do with coaching, it has to do with bad apples rotting the bunch.

And many people have speculated that taking out Kovalev might be a blessing in disguise. Especially for the transition game.
now that the bad apples are gone we start winning again right?

lol

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He did. It expired in January.
Then this move was probably Bob's last resort, he probably shopped Kovalev around the league extensively before "suspending" him... I mean, there is no point in taking such a drastic measure, and obviously lowering his value on the market to an all time low, if he still thought about trading him away?

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This team has become such a mess. Unbelievable.
Its the opposite, they are cleaning the mess.

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and when he plays saturday, what do we get for winning the bet?

You won't win. here's the catch. If Kovalev was really fatigued mentally, then he would have atleast travelled with the team to Washington. Fact of the matter is, Gainey doesn't want him anywhere near the club!

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this is interesting.

Hmm..let's see how this plays out.

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He did. It expired in January.

Gainey's foresight at work again?

Absolutely. Gainey covered his a** by opening up the NTC in the last couple of months leading up to the trade deadline when Kovalev was to be UFA.
There are lots of teams that must be picking up the phone right now to see what it would take to get a skillful guy like Kovalev on their team.

A team with a top powerplay would love a guy like Kovalev if he can be had for a 2nd rounder, or even a first (here's dreaming).

A team like Vancouver, Dallas or even Columbus who is in the hunt would greatly benefit from Kovalev. Actually, I like the idea of Columbus making a deal for him.

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that my read also.

dont see kovy being traded yet. he can still be back if he wishes to
are you deaf ? BG said he will sit out because the team wants him to, this isnt Kovys decision...f him he is gone. no more loafers.

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Why is everyone *****ing about the thread. Yeah his use of the word "fired" is not really appropriate but lets face it... thats what it is. call it what you want.

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If you heard otherwise then feel free to contradict.
Before one contradicts, he needs proof that the initial statement is correct.
From all the sources (CKAC, La Presse, RDS), it seems like Gainey asked Kovalev to "chill" for a few games, cause his head was not in the game. "Fired" may be a strong word to describe the situation.
Alex may well be traded before long, but at this moment, I don't believe he was "fired".

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02-17-2009, 04:37 PM
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Because we live in capitalist society and competition is good even for a curmudgeon like you.
I'd take that personally if I didn't have to google "curmudgeon" first.



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Upon further review, I'd have to agree "curmudgeon" is a fitting description

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