Forums/NHL Signings

Montreal Canadiens signed Ilya Kovalchuk (1 Year / $700,000 AAV)

Was this a good signing?
The chart has been hidden

Poll Options

 

Jan 3 at 2:25
#26
MAXimum DOMInation
Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 3,812
Likes: 708
Quoting: pinslack
MTL have 42 pts, 7 points from a playoff spot (Flyers). New Jersey is the second worst team at 36 points, 6 points less than MTL.

MTL are closer to Lafrenière than a playoff spot. It simply tells that Molson put pressure on Bergevin, but with all the injuries, it surprises me that MTL isnt giving up.


If Kovy replaces Weise (or even Weal) I don't mind, but he shouldnt replace a youngster


Look at 3rd place of Atlantic
Jan 3 at 2:41
#27
First NY Then LA
Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 9,677
Likes: 4,171
Quoting: MaxDomi13
Look at 3rd place of Atlantic


Tampa Bay have 2 games in hand on Montreal, so third place in the Atlantic is likely to be at least 8 points away . . .
pinslack, Brian2016 and oneX liked this.
Jan 3 at 2:43
#28
First NY Then LA
Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 9,677
Likes: 4,171
Kovy didn't get a fair shake here in Los Angeles. I hope he scores 12 goals in the second half-season for the Canadiens.

Once DesJardins made it clear he was going to mis-use Kovy, Blake should have made hockey history by being the first GM to fire two coaches within the same season.
Jan 3 at 3:03
#29
Joined: Jun 2019
Posts: 67
Likes: 17
Yall gotta relax that doesn't mean ANYTHING about the pressure from the owner or making the playoffs.... They have alot of injuries in MTL and in Laval he signed him at league minimum THERE IS NO DOWNSIDE
OldNYIfan liked this.
Jan 3 at 3:20
#30
HonestHockeyNYI
Joined: Jul 2019
Posts: 91
Likes: 39
This is hilarious. Have fun with him Montreal.
Jan 3 at 3:26
#31
Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 8,954
Likes: 1,873
he fleeced another team.
You know what they say. A fool and their money are soon parted.
Jan 3 at 3:32
#32
Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 59
Likes: 22
Perhaps the Habs are closer to get Lafrenière now ?
weirfanno1 liked this.
Jan 3 at 3:41
#33
rangersandislesfan
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 27,390
Likes: 3,107
Why does everyone act like he's so bad? I know he's not worth 6M and i know most people like this signing, but even if he was making 1.5M it would be a good deal. He's a point-per-2-game player.
OldNYIfan liked this.
Jan 3 at 6:31
#34
MAXimum DOMInation
Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 3,812
Likes: 708
Quoting: OldNYIfan
Tampa Bay have 2 games in hand on Montreal, so third place in the Atlantic is likely to be at least 8 points away . . .


oh...
OldNYIfan liked this.
Jan 3 at 7:20
#35
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 289
Likes: 181
Quoting: MaxDomi13
CBJ?


Columbus Blue Jackets. It’s the official shorthand for them. It’s also shorthand for something else. But I’ll be a good girl and won’t go into that here.

Unless you are meaning “you actually think CBJ are a legitimate playoff threat?” - cause I think that’s probably the bigger question. Even after a hot streak they’re still on the outside looking in.

Of course this is the shorthand en Anglais. In French I am not certain. I know there are some differences. Like FLA is FLO (there is no “A” in “Floride”) but not sure with other teams.
OldNYIfan liked this.
Jan 3 at 7:27
#36
Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 1,668
Likes: 525
Quoting: Brian2016
Clearly Bergevin still thinks his team is a legit playoff contender. The top 3 in the Atlantic is gonna be tough to crack. Maybe they can sneak past the Flyers for the 8 spot. But they'll need to beat out FLA and CBJ. I don't see it happening. I think the Habs are an 85 point team this season with major changes coming during the summer.


"I think the Habs are an 85 point team this season"

YES

"with major changes coming during the summer"

NO
Jan 3 at 8:40
#37
Isles for life
Joined: May 2017
Posts: 337
Likes: 115
Cant go wrong with a league min. If he doesn't fit in the lineup or if he doesn't play well, then he's on a 2 way (wow!).
OldNYIfan and rebecca liked this.
Jan 3 at 10:02
#38
MAXimum DOMInation
Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 3,812
Likes: 708
Quoting: rebecca
Columbus Blue Jackets. It’s the official shorthand for them. It’s also shorthand for something else. But I’ll be a good girl and won’t go into that here.

Unless you are meaning “you actually think CBJ are a legitimate playoff threat?” - cause I think that’s probably the bigger question. Even after a hot streak they’re still on the outside looking in.

Of course this is the shorthand en Anglais. In French I am not certain. I know there are some differences. Like FLA is FLO (there is no “A” in “Floride”) but not sure with other teams.


Yes I really don't think CBJ (or in Francais CLB) is a playoff threat... they were last year then lost three pillars (centre Duchene, LW Panarin, G bobrovsky) plus a 2nd liner (LW Dzingel) and a backup G (G Kinkaid) that they didn't use who could've really helped them at this moment
rebecca liked this.
Jan 4 at 12:39
#39
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 2,025
Likes: 839
Quoting: MaxDomi13
CBJ?


As much as it hurts me to say this, Torts is doing an incredible job this season. They should be a bottom 5 team in the league with their roster. They're a dark horse for sure, but the longer they hang around the better their chances of making the playoffs.
Jan 4 at 12:43
#40
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 2,025
Likes: 839
Quoting: OldNYIfan
Tampa Bay have 2 games in hand on Montreal, so third place in the Atlantic is likely to be at least 8 points away . . .


To get to 95 points MTL will need to play 12 games over .500 in the second half. That's a 106 point pace over a full season. That's a tall order for any team.
Jan 4 at 12:52
#41
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 2,025
Likes: 839
Quoting: drewjenks
"I think the Habs are an 85 point team this season"

YES

"with major changes coming during the summer"

NO


Probably not a ton of roster moves, now that I think about it. I'm sure they'll look to sign a big UFA though. Maybe Tyson Barrie. Maybe Kreider or one of the Panthers forwards. I do wonder if Bergeven will still have a job after this season though. It was supposed to be playoffs or bust this season, right?
Jan 4 at 12:54
#42
LongtimeLeafsufferer
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 30,508
Likes: 7,524
If the Habs wanted a high scorer winger from the past, maybe it would have been more beneficial to sign Guy Lafleur or Yvonne Cournoyer.
MaxDomi13 liked this.
Jan 4 at 12:56
#43
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 4,110
Likes: 1,463
Quoting: palhal
If the Habs wanted a high scorer winger from the past, maybe it would have been more beneficial to sign Guy Lafleur or Yvonne Cournoyer.


It's a solid depth move. He will most likely be a healthy scratch when our players get back.
OldNYIfan and oneX liked this.
Jan 4 at 1:59
#44
Joined: Jan 2017
Posts: 733
Likes: 300
Quoting: pharrow
he fleeced another team.
You know what they say. A fool and their money are soon parted.


Fleeced? This is a 2-way league minimum contract dammit.

On half a year, he will do a maximum of 350k. That's not even the value of beers sold during one home game in MTL.

You know what they say... You look like a fool yadi yadi yada
OldNYIfan liked this.
Jan 4 at 4:46
#45
Discord COL's GM
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 6,836
Likes: 1,825
LMAO “mOnTrEaL’s bEsT wInGeR”
Jan 4 at 5:14
#46
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 4,110
Likes: 1,463
Quoting: BeastModeUnknown
LMAO “mOnTrEaL’s bEsT wInGeR”


Troll at it's finest. He will be lucky to make the top 12 when Montreal gets healthy again.
Kotkaniemi15 liked this.
Jan 4 at 9:18
#47
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 3,858
Likes: 1,301
No risk, low reward. He’ll plug a roster spot until more players get back, and once we’re somewhat healthy he can provide some much needed depth for the Rocket. Good signing.
OldNYIfan liked this.
Jan 4 at 9:19
#48
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 3,858
Likes: 1,301
Quoting: HabsForEver
Troll at it's finest. He will be lucky to make the top 12 when Montreal gets healthy again.


He’ll be lucky to make the top-12 when they get 2/5 players back.
HabsForEver liked this.
Jan 4 at 9:49
#49
Joined: Dec 2019
Posts: 3
Likes: 3
Quoting: AndrewLadd
i thought kovalchuk said he wanted to win a cup...


He will... The Molson Cup for January!
AndrewLadd liked this.
Jan 4 at 9:57
#50
MAXimum DOMInation
Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 3,812
Likes: 708
Quoting: BeastModeUnknown
LMAO “mOnTrEaL’s bEsT wInGeR”


lmfao NOT “mOnTrEaL’s bEsT wInGeR” thats Gally
 
Reply
To create a post please Login or Register
Question:
Options:
Submit Poll Edit