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[Signing] Kovalchuk signs with Montreal


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23 minutes ago, grandmaster said:

Wow for leave min and a 2 way contract? How can anyone say this is bad?!?!?

 

If he just scores 10 goals, this contract is a success. Benning, where the hell were you on this? :picard:

 

If Green has issues with his defensive play then he can use him mostly on the PP. 

GMJB OUT GM'D AGAIN

 

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1 hour ago, Bure_Pavel said:

He can still do some damage in a powerplay specialist role, two years ago he scored 30 goals in 50 KHL games. The guy has scored over 430 NHL goals.  

so? he managed a whole 3 this year and a -10 I think. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, J-Dizzle said:

Two way though?  If he causes problems bury him in the minors?

assuming he reports, which he probably does not. As an over 35 contract that might mean Montreal is stuck with the full 700k cap hit but I'd have to get a ruling from a capologist on that one . Sure its not much but it could be the difference in another deal. 

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1 hour ago, qwijibo said:

They have the room in the top 6 right now. They are somewhat desperate. So what. It’s costing them nothing to slot him in. I’d rather they give him a shot than Dale Weise 

at least Weise is a responsible player. 

 

Its a desperation hail mary move, takes up roster and cap space for likely no return. But it must be brilliant cuz Habs, rite? 

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Just now, Jimmy McGill said:

at least Weise is a responsible player. 

 

Its a desperation hail mary move, takes up roster and cap space for likely no return. But it must be brilliant cuz Habs, rite? 

Did I say brilliant?  I said no risk.  Weise is not a top 6 player. Kovalchuk potentially still is. It’s not like they signed him to a long term big money deal.  It’s a 2-way low floors short term deal.  

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1 minute ago, qwijibo said:

Did I say brilliant?  I said no risk.  Weise is not a top 6 player. Kovalchuk potentially still is. It’s not like they signed him to a long term big money deal.  It’s a 2-way low floors short term deal.  

I agree with @xereau you don't bring a guy like this into a room thats working. I guess we'll have to agree to disagree, I see too much downside to this and and very happy Benning avoided it. 

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3 minutes ago, Jimmy McGill said:

I agree with @xereau you don't bring a guy like this into a room thats working. I guess we'll have to agree to disagree, I see too much downside to this and and very happy Benning avoided it. 

If it doesn’t work out you send him down.  That’s the reason they signed him to a 2-way deal that pays him $70k in the minors.  If it works out and he helps keep Montreal in the playoff race while they wait for their injured players to get healthy, then it’s a win.  The dressing room will be fine with character guys like Weber and Price at the helm 

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32 minutes ago, Jimmy McGill said:

so? he managed a whole 3 this year and a -10 I think. 

 

 

He is still on pace for over 40 points in a full NHL season. If he bounces back and produces at 20 goal/50 point pace while making league minimum. I dont see how that can be a bad thing, if it doesn't work out you can bury him in the minors with zero cap implications.  

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2 hours ago, grandmaster said:

Wow for leave min and a 2 way contract? How can anyone say this is bad?!?!?

 

If he just scores 10 goals, this contract is a success. Benning, where the hell were you on this? :picard:

 

If Green has issues with his defensive play then he can use him mostly on the PP. 

Green would be red.

Lazy, soft and attitude issues.

There would be more $&!# if benning made this move then bergevin.

 

 

1 hour ago, Nuxfanabroad said:

How many bucks will Kovalchuk, chuck

Not givin' a F*** about 2-way puck?

About 700 bucks only if he has good puck luck!

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4 hours ago, Jimmy McGill said:

unless it messes up a line further, causes angst in the room, etc. Guys done. Its not like he's still got speed or is a physical player, he'll need to be slotted into some prime minutes to put up numbers. Seems like a desperation move to me. 

 

If we had half our top 6 go down to injuries I'd personally throw kovalchuk a welcoming party at league min. And a 2-way??? Its a no risk play for Montreal, and the potential positives are HUGE, the negatives are send him down. Great signing.

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9 minutes ago, Davathor said:

 

If we had half our top 6 go down to injuries I'd personally throw kovalchuk a welcoming party at league min. And a 2-way??? Its a no risk play for Montreal, and the potential positives are HUGE, the negatives are send him down. Great signing.

we'll see. I think its dumb but thats why we all have opinions :P

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4 hours ago, Jimmy McGill said:

at least Weise is a responsible player. 

 

Its a desperation hail mary move, takes up roster and cap space for likely no return. But it must be brilliant cuz Habs, rite? 

It’s just 700 freaking grand. Relax. The potential is well worth the signing. If he sucks you just drop him. Easy peasy

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16 minutes ago, grandmaster said:

It’s just 700 freaking grand. Relax. The potential is well worth the signing. If he sucks you just drop him. Easy peasy

A sucking Kovalchuk is better than the five, six bottom players on the best teams.

 

Great signing.

 

It’s really cold in Montreal. He’ll feel right at home.

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5 hours ago, Jimmy McGill said:

at least Weise is a responsible player. 

Yu

Its a desperation hail mary move, takes up roster and cap space for likely no return. But it must be brilliant cuz Habs, rite? 

Crying over nothing Jimmy. 

 

350k if he sticks. Or they assign him to AHL at 70k. Other option he goes home.

 

With all the injuries in MTL he'll get top 6 mins.

 

I called it he'd sign for league minimum in other Kovalchuk thread when he left LA.. we should have signed him for 2nd line to play with Horvat and Pearson. 

 

Better than LE on 2nd line. He's a motivated guy and will prove ppl wrong..

 

350k rest of season in NHL or 70k in AHL you can't go wrong.

 

 

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