LeBrun: Habs want at least a 2nd round pick for Kovalchuk

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  1. blankall

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    12 in 17 isn't bad for a guy getting 20 minutes a night and a lot of offensive opportunities. 5 over the last 10 is less impressive though, and the worrying part.
     
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    Team has been flu ridden and dealing with injuries, not making excuses for Kovi as i have never been a fan...but he seems to be working hard right now.
     
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    If a player is getting 20 minutes a night and not scoring, part of the blame for their team not scoring falls on them. The last thing the Flames, and many other teams need, is a guy who can't drive the offence.
     
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    Supply and demand. Undecided if he is worth the second but I think they will get it. To the right team, he can make an impact. I wouldn't love to give up isles 2nd but I wouldn't hate hit. I can see him going .75 ppg down the stretch with some valuable PP experience if isles get him.
     
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    Except Kovalchuk is driving the Habs anemic offense and costs only 700K. He's a fit for teams that are cap-contrained and the cost would only be a 3rd / 2nd depending on the market at TDL.
     
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    Oh i am certainly not advocating the Flames or any other specific team trade for him...i just see him being a decent pickup for somebody.
     
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    2020 2nd for Kovy and Nate Thompson to backfill some of your injuries
     
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    Top value would be a third. A second is a pipe dream
     
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    Well it is legal now in many places
     
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    Too many people seem to solely focus on his abilities and offensive output when it comes to assessing his value. His value is bumped up by the ridiculously low sum that he is still owed on this 1-year contract.

    With that said, he has slowed down after a hot start and it would be in his and the Habs interest if he raised his game until the deadline.
     
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    Would Vegas have interest in Kovachuk?
     
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    Drive the offense when 2/3rds of our top 6 was out for one reason or another how exactly? He's not McJesus.

    He's also not going to a playoff bound team to be their go to guy, he's going to be depth scoring. A 2nd for a guy that can score and fill in a top 6 spot in case of injury for 700k is a steal in the cap era
     
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    Flyers should take a chance on him.
     
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    I'd take a 3rd for him
     
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    If a wildcard team offer a 3rd, he might accept it when Byron is back (with the 3rd straight lost). But he will probably wait until the deadline if Boston/Washington/TB/St-Louis/Pitts offer a 3rd.

    If Kovalchuk want to stay, he might value his chemistry with the young guys over a 3rd round pick. We already have 11 picks, so I would definitely keep him (instead of a 3rd) if they think he can help a guy like Suzuki to become better, or help Drouin take the next step.

    But, hE wAs FrEe A mOnTh AgO, so there's NO WAY we get a late 2nd.
     
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    Not really, we more need help with D and goaltending.
     
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    Habs want at least a 2nd...
    Good luck with that Marc.
     
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    Kovalchuk is averaging 3.25 shots/game in 8 games in February, but shooting% is only 3.8%. He continues to generate chances, they just haven't been going in of late.
     
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    Have you watched him play? He has been dangerous each game. He’s not a ppg player but he still has his wheels, is physical, and has been clutch. And by all accounts he is a great team guy.

    A contender plugging him into the top 9, 15 mins a game, would do real well for a late second. Watch him play, he is clearly not anywhere close to being done.
     
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    Hopefully, cause you always want to trade with GMGM. Guaranteed win.
     
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    exactly, for a second you are looking for depth scoring. A guy that over 15 playoff games can chip in a few key goals, maybe a big overtime winner, a big PP goal.

    having watched him play I see very little downside. Anyone scouting him will see he still has sick hands, a big shot, can pace the play and is surprisingly physical. And every team can take the non existent cap, and he appears to be a real team guy.

    when Habs got him I figured mid round pick at best. I’d be disappointed with anything worse then a second now tbh. Thats not homer evaluation, anyone that is curious watch the game tonight. He can still flat out play, the rumours of his demise are false. In fact I’d rather keep him them get a second but don’t believe that was the deal when he signed - I think MB promised to get him in the playoffs.
     
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    We've all watched him play. He's slow. He's only capable of one thing.
     
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    Well so some of you have seen him play, " SLOW' will become cant skate and a few posts later Kovy has his both legs amputated and has to have team mates roll him down the ice in a wheelchair. SHOOT well how? since he has NO HANDS anymore and old people all have arthirtus and can't lift their arms above their heads, "SCORE" well sure he can score but is he good in the room? will he help the kids? will he take orders from the coach? or is he going to DESTROY the team all by himself, if you want me to take him off you hands the only thing you going to get is a late late late 3rd rounder that will NEVER play in the nhl, you had better take my offer and run for the hills fast fast fast. Habs will get a 2nd round pick or NOBODY will get KOVY.
     
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    confirmed you haven’t watched him play this year.
     

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