The Latest on Kovalev – Habs trying to move him?

The Montreal Gazette is reporting on the latest news with regards to Alexei Kovalev mystery saga that continues to drag on. It is noted that Kovalev is denying reports that he told Russian sources that he was done in Montreal and he also denied the report that he is critical of some of his younger teammates. HTR believes that if this was indeed true it may be clearer why he was sent home. You can not have a player on a team being (captain) being critical of other players. As a captain you must find a way to bridge gaps and work together. It is reported that Gainey has said that he would welcome Kovalev back to the team “if his attitude is better.” It is also noted that the Habs have been looking to deal Kovalev since the beginning of the month but have yet to find a taker. It is also noted that it is likely that Kovalev’s days as a Hab are done on July the first when he is set to become unrestricted.

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17 Responses to The Latest on Kovalev – Habs trying to move him?

  1. HABSSTAR says:

    Sorry…. Us habs fans need to cover every piece of news with 3 articles at the least.  This means at least one more about Kovalev not playing.   There will be 3 separate articles covering any trade/return to the team. 

    LOL!

  2. hockeyhead says:

    cant be worse than all the leaf articles since they are out of the playoffs.

    i think that was the first new jersey devil article since brodeur got hurt.

    second in 3 years.

  3. greatlife15 says:

    New Jersey is boring. The Leafs are heading for their 4th straight playoff miss and yet they still generate more income, interest, and news than Jersey.

  4. HABSSTAR says:

    Hmmm I think that may speak volumes about the IQ level of some of the fans in each locations. 

    TO produces crap and the fans still shovel out money to see it. 

    NJ produces championships and a constant contending team and nobody shows up. 

  5. hockeyhead says:

    jersey has a damn good team this year.

    the only reason toronto has all those thing is b/c its in canada.

    put jersey as the second team in toronto and the leafs will be forgotten news my friend.

  6. RANGERSMAN says:

    WOW ALL YOU HABS FAN ARE RETARDS………. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU APPOINT KOVALEV AS YOUR SUPERSTAR AND THEN YOU CALL YOURSELVES A STANLEY CUP CONTENDER………….. YOU DONT PICK UP A SUPERSTAR IN A TRADE FOR BALEJ FOR NOTHING HE IS WORTH ZERO NO ONE WANTS HIM AND NOW HABS ARE STUCK WITH HIM AND CANT TRADE HIM FOR A BEACH BALL. KOVALEV IS GOING NO WHERE AND NO ONE WILL EVEN SIGN HIM JULY 1ST..

  7. hockeyhead says:

    hey caps lock……read my fake email address.

    can you figure out what team i like now?

    twit.

  8. HABSSTAR says:

    ….except the Rangers who will offer him 7.5 million a year for 7 years. 

    Buddy take look at the garbage the Rangers have shelled out massive $$$ for before taking a shot at anyone else's team. 

    Now go back to your room and pray Sather doesn't offer Gretzky a 8.5 million dollar contract to come back and play for the Rags.

  9. RANGERSMAN says:

    Every team has one or 2 overpaid players which are not doing the job these are things that you cant predict when you sign. yeah redden has been a bad signing however they needed a quarter back and the 2 options were campbell at 7.5mill or redden at 6 i think the bigger mistake was rozival at 5 if they could unload him with prucha they will be fine. anyways enjoy your 5 million dollar scrap that no one wants and is home having is mac and cheese with a gatorade go gainey gainey go…………. talk about sather gainey is worse

  10. HABSSTAR says:

    Dude, you guys are screwed.  The caps gonna come down and you'll have to burry guys in the minors because nobody wants what you have for as long as you have it.  Kovalev is on the last year of his contract.  Enjoy Redden and his 6 million dollar anchor around the Rangers neck for the forseable future. 

    Anyhow good luck on putting down the crack pipe.

  11. PuckNuts says:

    I think this may have to do with Cary Price's impromptu photo shoot.

    Kovalev was bagged, while everybody else was home, he was working hard through the all-star break. He's not 21, he needed a rest. Price & Gainey needed to though the media a big juicy story to bury the pictures and keep Cary's head in the game and away from more lights and cameras… Kovi gets to help out his team mates and get some much needed time off. Cary Price gets the hell out of Montreal for a while and tries to get the save percentage back to appropriate levels.

    Just a hunch.

  12. Plekanec says:

     Imagine how boring it would of been in Montreal , wouldn't been from Kovalev?

    It's a no-win situation for the habs , if they keep Kovalev , he will be bitter from all the Sh-t that have been said about him the last couple days and won't perform as he could or should, If the Habs trade Kovalev they won't be able to get the same kind of player in return, which is a big Right wingers who can stick-handle and at occasion change the course of a game, all they could get for him would probably be draft picks as the team(s) still in the race wouldn't be ready to part with their top roster. So if Kovalev does in fact gets traded it would make the Schneider trade pointless, as I don't see the habs winning the cup even if both of them were in the line-up comes the playoffs!

     I guess Gainey's waiting to see if with Tangay's return everything will go back to normal? But I doubt so.

  13. Plekanec says:

     How about Kovalev, Georges, Chipchura, 2nd rounder, Fisher for Arnott and Hamius?

  14. jpmac says:

    I hate to break it to you, but being a Ranger fan, you have no room to be critical of other teams when it comes to salry cap considerations. 

    Scott Gomez : 54 gp 11 g 29 a 40 pts.  -11  
                         Salary cap hit = 7,357,143 until 12-13.

    Chris Drury : 59 gp 15 g 22a 37 pts  -10
                       Salary Cap hit = 7,050,000 until 11-12.

    Wade Redden : 58 gp 2 g 18 a 20 pts  -9
                           Salary Cap hit : 6,500,000 until 12 – 13

    Michael Rosival : 58 gp 7g 19 a 26 pts -14
                             Salary Cap hit : 5,000,000 until 11-12.

    Thats 25 million for 4 not 1 or two underachieving players.  Add to that, the Rangers are in a much bigger freefall than the Habs.  I would say your belved Rangers in much more dire straits than the Habs.

  15. Habfan17 says:

    This whole situation has been peculiar. If indeed Kovalev made these remarks, it might be better for him to go. The comments that Mtl has been trying to move him, but no one wants him contradicts what Bob Mckenzie reported on TSN. He said that teams have been calling and have been told that he is not available, at this time. Someone is wrong, and based on his track record, I doubt that it is McKenzie! I don't honestly know what would be better, trading Kovalev or keeping him. If the propossed trade with the Penguins is accurate, I would take Whitney for him, that would give mtl more assets to trade for either Boumeester or Lecavalier. If Kovalev will indeed be gone at the end of the season, why not get something for him now. He was super last season, but as talented as he is, and as hard as he says he is trying, he is mentally fragile. When things aren't going well, he over thinks everything and loses his ability to play to his capabilities.

    I think it might be better to send Price to Hamilton to get his focus back and let Halak and Denis run with it while they are trying to get going again. It is like they stopped doing what made them successful last season because they have let the success go to their heads and they need to come down to reality.

    I would like to see them go back to a system that uses their team speed. They are suppose to be one of the fastest teams in the league, but they certainly don't look it! They need to do what Ottawa has done and get aggressive and use that speed. Until they do, I am afraid that they will struggle!!

  16. kilter says:

    send Price and that *****ing useless Lantendresse to hell!!!

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