|This sums up Kovalev in Ottawa. I've been saving it all year for today.|
On a personal note, I have to think Murray dropped the ball on this one. Why didn't he wait until the trade deadline on Monday to see if he could get a bit more for l'artiste. I wasn't expecting a 1st rounder or anything, but surely he could have gotten some desperate teams a bit more into a bidding war for the very talented, yet frustrating Kovalev and gotten us a 3rd or 4th rounder instead. How is it that Pittsburgh continuosly robs the league in trades?
You're telling me Pittsburgh or some other team in need of scoring wouldn't have still taken him off our hands on Monday for a 7th rounder? I actually would have preferred keeping him for that return so we actually have an NHL regular or two in our lineup for the rest of the season. Not that impressed by this move by Murray, even though Kovalev's time here never really worked out, he still is our 3rd leading scorer and should have brought us more than a 7th in my opinion.
And here's a little prediction for you. Kovalev will go on a tear and play very well in the playoffs for the Pens, driving us all insane and making us thinkg, all we got was a 7th for him? We were screwed. Murrrrrrrayy!!!
Today is his birthday, so happy 38th Alexei. He got the best present of all, getting out of dodge.
Thoughts on the trade and return of Kovie?