I don't know if anyone heard it too on CKAC this afternoon but Ron Fournier said that Gainey did the same thing with Verbeek back in Dallas. He gave him a vacation week and told him to come back after that because Bob thought he was tired. I might have misheard because I was working at the same time but i'm pretty sure it's what he said.
I think that Kovy will be back Saturday and hopefully will play better.
the only qualifier is that Dreger went with words from Kovalev, Defoy went with words someone attributed to Kovalev. Kovalev will say what suits him I guess, but I'd think local beat guys would've learned to be very wary of 2nd hand Kovalev info., once burned......
Gainey is giving himself options, he has 3 weeks for things to play out, if Kovy comes back and lights it up, it was a success, worste case he has to trade him...no big deal, it's a seller's market this year anyways.
Kovalev plays like crap and is being his selfish former-self, most posters gang up on him.
Montréal media members put out articles on the situation, posters gang up on them.
Dreger puts out an article on the subject, his word is gold and all the local media can suck it.
The HF Habs board at his very best!
This would make sense if the news coming from the Montreal media was rationale. But it ain't. It ranges from Kovalev having said that he never wants to play another game for the Habs all the way to Kovalev thinking that Carbo is a tool.
The difference is that Dreger behaved like a real reporter and went to Kovalev. The Montreal media were typically amatuerish and went to Russia to get their report. This tells me they spoke to Kovalev, didn't like the answer they got and decided to get their news from a source one step removed from these HF boards that you hate so much.
great news! i would love to see kovy stay with the habs, well if it is last years Kovalev. We all know what this guy can do, he can be one of the most talented guys in the game if he wants to be, for whatever reason he just isnt playing right now. hopefully gainey leaving him home was the push he needed.
he just trying to get hit on ruefrontenac.com while the jdm is on strike.......lame
U shouldv heard how he publicized his site on CKAC just before the game... im sorry, but if it was marc de foy, hes a clown... This was probably all made up, and hes a kovalev hater... probably a nordics fan...