Confirmed with Link: Kings announce signing kovalchuk to 3 year contract.

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  1. mbar

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    ibleedkings Kopi to Kovy

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    Holy ****
     
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    Hopefully it's $6M aav or less. If it's the rumored 7M+, I don't like it, personally. Not for three years. ~$6M or less and I'm good with it.

    Regardless, this is exciting news to wake up to and we now have our winger for Kopi, in theory.

    Go Kings!
     
  4. kovacro

    kovacro Uvijek Vjerni

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    Not a big fan of this. That 3rd year is tough to swallow.

    Hope I’m wrong and he kills it.
     
  5. KingsHockey24

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    We've never had a player like Kovalchuk to play alongside Kopitar.

    I'm wet over the potential of what they can do together.
     
  6. King'sPawn

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    More than I hoped, but this is the cost of shopping for UFAs
     
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    Hell yeah baby as am I ! We always say players 35+ will be blah blah blah. Marleau, Thornton, Selanne and many others put this theory to rest. This first time we have someone with Kovys skill on Kopis wing , can’t wait for some Magic .

    **** yeah
     
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    definitely a premium price but this guys a legit shooter and we need that badly. Hopefully now we trade Toffoli so that will be a better scorer and with a 2 Mil bump up in cost. I'm good with this.
     
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    It will be exciting to see what he can do. A little hesitant to like this deal, but.. I'm just glad SJ didn't get him.
     
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    Three years...bad idea. Kovalchuk has already proven if things aren't going perfectly for him he will retire.

    I am not sure but if he does it this time the Kings are on the hook for the cap hit for the entire 3 years. Sorry, but this is a desperate move.

    This pretty much eliminates any thoughts of signing John Tavares.
     
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    The Kings need scoring so why would they deal Toffoli?
     
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    ibleedkings Kopi to Kovy

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    8 Year’s ago I changed my user name to “Kopi to Kovy” a little premature. 8 Year’s later........ lol
     
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    Site is already starting to crash for me. Great.
     
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    ibleedkings Kopi to Kovy

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    Who had the dream last night that we signed Kovi?
     
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    Dude, just admit it, you won't be happy until they trade Carter, Quick, Doughty, Brown, Kopitar, Muzzin, Martinez, Toffoli, Pearson, Lewis, Clifford, Thompson, Amadio, etc....

    Pathetic.
     
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    It's a high risk move, but I suppose you have to take a risk if you want to try and make this team a contender right now with out giving up futures.

    Even if Kovalchuk busts, it's still better than giving up assets for Skinner/Pacioretty ect.

    I'm neutral on this move. Don't love it, don't hate it. We'll see how it pans out.
     
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    Yuck.

    I guess I shouldn't be surprised Blake would like this guy. They seem to have similar character traits.

    I was really hoping the NHL would collectively let this guy twist in the wind for what he pulled. But no. We had to be the ones.

    I'm excited for a potentially rejuvenated offense but how this guy fits into our locker room is a mystery to me.
     
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    Telos In Blake We Must Trust

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    Can't say I love it, would rather have Marleau at that price, but he is an undeniable talent. To say he is washed up would be ridiculous, he still definitely has it, but can he do it on an elite level back on the NHL stage? And for how long? At that price, if he can't bring it, then things are going to go south real fast.

    This is it. This is our do or die moment. If this doesn't work, then a rebuild is on the horizon. Blake just drew the line in the sand, and now it is up to the players to choose.

    Here's Kovalchuk embarrassing KHL talent:

     
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    GET EXCITED
     
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    Me :laugh:
     
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    Mayor saying this probably means Rieder is gone.

    So anyone (FA or otherwise) above his (Rieder's) aav is a nonstarter now, unless trade from our surplus of D?
     
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    I agree. The Kings had the dry powder to make one major move and this is what they've chosen. They have no cap space now, and they're not willing it give up picks/prospects, so this is it.
     
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    I'm with you that three years are a bit too long, and yes, 35+ contract means there's no getting out of the cap hit. Kept him away from the rest of the division though, too. Does improve our team.

    I'm thinking they made this move knowing they didn't have a shot at Tavares, but ****, sign Tavares and move someone else if you have to.
     

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