You'd have to add in propects to get Kovalev, Cole isn't near his level. Considering everyone knows Kovalev steps it up in the playoffs Habs could get a much better return from another team than Cole. You certainly aren't getting Higgins with him for those spare parts.
He was not sitting on the bench, he just got withdrawn for what the team calls a period of rest... (OK I'll admit this dosn'T sound good)
But still he's got almost twice as much point as Cole, got the 1rst star at the All Star Game, Would be 2nd in and that for only 500k more than Cole... so I don'T really see what Cole who before last night was pointless in his last 9 games, has done that make him that much better
And how exactly is being pointless in 9 of the last 10 game is being one of your best forwards