Kovalev is an utter disaster but then again, so is our offense and our power play.
I would only acquire Kovalev as a rental if one of our big-4 contracts go the other way
Could you imagine Kovalev mentoring Zherdev:
Kovalev: "You are trying way to hard. You need to relax a little and not take every shift so seriously. then you can start treating games less seriously. then, the next thing you know it, a month has passed and nobody knows you exist"
Zherdev: But Master, i already know this. Haven't you seen me play at all?"
Kovalev: "You are correct, my young apprentice. Well done"
is it the 60 or so less regular season points at the same age as Kovalev or the 60 less playoff points; or a combo of the two?
No number is required for induction. It is a very subjective thing. The numbers are used for NA players, but there are many HOF players that do not meet unwritten standard and there are some that never played in NHL. The impact onto Hockey Game is a consideration, not the contribution to NHL many believe it is. Being first Russian
amateur drafted by NHL may be taken as an additional historical aspect of the overall contribution. Heck, they almost inducted Hendersson just for scoring the winning goal against Soviets in1972!
On the other note I am glad that Habs are screwed with or without Alex so far...
Kovy is HOF player. Rangers were blessed having him, as well as many other of such caliber.
Alexei ain't going anywhere. He will be resigned by Habs and will retire a Canadien. His number will be retired by MTL eventually.
They made him to take a few days off cause coaching staff needs to spank the kids out, and he is no help. May be he flies his plane and sorts some things in his head. He had too much of the good time at AllStar and needs to get back into working horse mode.
oh yeah, HOF based on his 2 30+ goal seasons and 2 point per game years. its not like he contributes defensively.
and "get back" into working horse mode?? When has alex kovalev EVER been in working horse mode to begin with?? No thanks on this one.