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Re: Trade Deadline- rumors
« Reply #60 on: February 23, 2020, 08:36:45 PM »
Caps have acquired Ilya Kovalchuk for a third round pick and Montreal is paying half his salary.  This could be a huge addition, Caps have been having trouble scoring goals lately and Ilya could be a huge addition to the third line replacing Panik.  BMac is amazing, best GM in the league. 

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Re: Trade Deadline- rumors
« Reply #61 on: February 23, 2020, 09:29:51 PM »
Caps have acquired Ilya Kovakchuk for a third round pick and Montreal is paying half his salary.  This could be a huge addition, Caps have been having trouble scoring goals lately and Ilya could be a huge addition to the third line replacing Panik.  BMac is amazing, best GM in the league.
Very interesting, he needs to elevate his game, it didn't happen in LA and Montreal. But Hegalin wasn't shining with LA either. Ohh well, we'll see. I think Trotz was better with brining and developing players.

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Re: Trade Deadline- rumors
« Reply #62 on: February 23, 2020, 09:42:57 PM »
While he didnít do much in LA, since he has been with Montreal he has done pretty well, I think he has  9 goals for them.  When we recently played Montreal I thought he looked good.  I am sure he will enjoy playing with Ovie and the other Russians on the team. 

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Re: Trade Deadline- rumors
« Reply #63 on: February 23, 2020, 09:58:24 PM »
So another draft pick for a rental? I just don't see this group as contenders, regardless who they empty the wallet on.

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Re: Trade Deadline- rumors
« Reply #64 on: February 23, 2020, 09:59:57 PM »
Is this  for real?    8-0
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Re: Trade Deadline- rumors
« Reply #65 on: February 23, 2020, 10:01:43 PM »
I absolutely ABHOR this move.


(1) Where is Kovalchuk going to play?  People seem to think on the 3rd line, but do you really want that?  Hagelin/Eller/Panik has far from set the world on fire offensively, but they have turned into a solid shutdown line that you can use in the playoffs against elite opposing lines, which helps with matchups, especially on the road.  Besides, Kovalchuk is listed as a LW and the player he'd seemingly be replacing, Panik, has been on the right side.  Does Kovalchuk play both wings?  Heck, maybe he'd be better replacing Leipsic on the 4th line.


(2)  I realize people don't make much of +/-, but I think it's a stat that stabilizes only over a very long period of time.  Kovalchuk has been a negative +/- player for 14 of his 15 years in the league, and is a career minus almost 150.  Some of that may be the teams he has played on, but he certainly doesn't instill a lot of confidence in me as a player who brings a high ratio of benefit to risk. 


(3) This has the feel of the offensive equivalent of the Shattenkirk acquisition -- a misfit, almost subtraction by addition.  This almost seems like a desperation move, hoping maybe Kovalchuk goes on a hot streak and makes the Caps offense overpowering.  Or maybe it's a move to add another Russian teammate, to motivate Kuznetsov perhaps? 

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Re: Trade Deadline- rumors
« Reply #66 on: February 23, 2020, 10:04:36 PM »
So another draft pick for a rental? I just don't see this group as contenders, regardless who they empty the wallet on.



You're looking at X.s and O's instead of heart and guts. If this is true.....Wiill he actually play for us or is he just another Shathispants......  ?
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Re: Trade Deadline- rumors
« Reply #67 on: February 23, 2020, 10:08:38 PM »
I absolutely ABHOR this move.


(1) Where is Kovalchuk going to play?  People seem to think on the 3rd line, but do you really want that?  Hagelin/Eller/Panik has far from set the world on fire offensively, but they have turned into a solid shutdown line that you can use in the playoffs against elite opposing lines, which helps with matchups, especially on the road.  Besides, Kovalchuk is listed as a LW and the player he'd seemingly be replacing, Panik, has been on the right side.  Does Kovalchuk play both wings?  Heck, maybe he'd be better replacing Leipsic on the 4th line.


(2)  I realize people don't make much of +/-, but I think it's a stat that stabilizes only over a very long period of time.  Kovalchuk has been a negative +/- player for 14 of his 15 years in the league, and is a career minus almost 150.  Some of that may be the teams he has played on, but he certainly doesn't instill a lot of confidence in me as a player who brings a high ratio of benefit to risk. 


(3) This has the feel of the offensive equivalent of the Shattenkirk acquisition -- a misfit, almost subtraction by addition.  This almost seems like a desperation move, hoping maybe Kovalchuk goes on a hot streak and makes the Caps offense overpowering.  Or maybe it's a move to add another Russian teammate, to motivate Kuznetsov perhaps?


Hah!  Kind of thinking in the same wya here.  Wsn't thining about the Kuzy angle though...
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Re: Trade Deadline- rumors
« Reply #68 on: February 23, 2020, 10:10:11 PM »
Oh it's true.. But ya gotta look at X & O's. NHL goes on beyond this season and we're getting old and thin fast. I don't know much about him. Heard he's lazy?  :raised-eyebrow:

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Re: Trade Deadline- rumors
« Reply #69 on: February 23, 2020, 10:20:42 PM »
Oh it's true.. But ya gotta look at X & O's. NHL goes on beyond this season and we're getting old and thin fast. I don't know much about him. Heard he's lazy?  :raised-eyebrow:

he should fit n pretty well then.
Who's he replacing?  Do ou know?
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« Reply #70 on: February 23, 2020, 10:22:17 PM »
Oh it's true.. But ya gotta look at X & O's. NHL goes on beyond this season and we're getting old and thin fast. I don't know much about him. Heard he's lazy?  :raised-eyebrow:

Oi!  Check out the "Coaching" thread.  I'd live to hear/ see your opinion..
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Re: Trade Deadline- rumors
« Reply #71 on: February 23, 2020, 11:15:44 PM »
I absolutely ABHOR this move.


(1) Where is Kovalchuk going to play?  People seem to think on the 3rd line, but do you really want that?  Hagelin/Eller/Panik has far from set the world on fire offensively, but they have turned into a solid shutdown line that you can use in the playoffs against elite opposing lines, which helps with matchups, especially on the road.  Besides, Kovalchuk is listed as a LW and the player he'd seemingly be replacing, Panik, has been on the right side.  Does Kovalchuk play both wings?  Heck, maybe he'd be better replacing Leipsic on the 4th line.
If kuzy needs motiving more than being on a line wi /alexander ovechkkin.. I relly dont know what to sy...


(2)  I realize people don't make much of +/-, but I think it's a stat that stabilizes only over a very long period of time.  Kovalchuk has been a negative +/- player for 14 of his 15 years in the league, and is a career minus almost 150.  Some of that may be the teams he has played on, but he certainly doesn't instill a lot of confidence in me as a player who brings a high ratio of benefit to risk. 


(3) This has the feel of the offensive equivalent of the Shattenkirk acquisition -- a misfit, almost subtraction by addition.  This almost seems like a desperation move, hoping maybe Kovalchuk goes on a hot streak and makes the Caps offense overpowering.  Or maybe it's a move to add another Russian teammate, to motivate Kuznetsov perhaps?
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Re: Trade Deadline- rumors
« Reply #72 on: February 23, 2020, 11:16:27 PM »
Huh?   :raised-eyebrow: :huh:
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Re: Trade Deadline- rumors
« Reply #73 on: February 23, 2020, 11:18:11 PM »
I said, IKuzy needs motivaing more than being on a line With Alexander Ovechkiin........
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Re: Trade Deadline- rumors
« Reply #74 on: February 23, 2020, 11:31:12 PM »
Kovalchuk isn't the same guy he was a few years ago. I don't like this move. I think a better deal would have been more work on D, even though that would've required something like trading Oriov and Jensen, or even (cough)Carlson(cough)




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Re: Trade Deadline- rumors
« Reply #75 on: February 23, 2020, 11:42:27 PM »
Who/what are we giving up for him?
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Re: Trade Deadline- rumors
« Reply #76 on: February 23, 2020, 11:45:37 PM »
And what are yourcoments and thoughts in the  Coaches" thread?
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« Reply #77 on: February 23, 2020, 11:47:59 PM »
People kewnts to ep going on about the coaching, but noe there's a thread about iit, nobody wants to commment, huh?
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Re: Trade Deadline- rumors
« Reply #78 on: February 24, 2020, 03:46:21 AM »
Welcome Kovi to Caps! :uh-huh:



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Re: Trade Deadline- rumors
« Reply #79 on: February 24, 2020, 04:34:38 AM »
All i can say is that Kovalchuk is the second talented player in Russian hockeyís generation after Ovi!
Moreover, he is still in phenomenal  shape for his age and hungry for winning  a Stanley Cup, he could easily have right now 600 goals in NHL if he didnít go to KHL..
Lastly, a friend of mine from Montreal was also skeptical about Kovi once they acquired him, but after a while he was absolutely love him!
Therefore, I think Kovi will  be great addition to our offensive line and will hugely  boost morale  to our  Russian team players ! ;)