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Handful of trades have gone down in just the last hour or so:

Scandella from Buffalo to MTL

Frolik to Buffalo from Calgary

Sens and Habs swapped people too

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So Vegas has this new forward on their team who potted a goal last night. Might be worth a look for our bottom 9 as things start to turn around. I hear he was highly touted in college.

 

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Kovy sign two way deal with Montreal. Another one ship will go down

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That is a huge move for them. He could be perfect there.  They have a huge amount of injuries so Kovy should play a lot.

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I don't really understand that signing.  I get that it's low risk for Montreal, but why would Kovy want to go there?  They're not even a contender.  I guess maybe if he plays a lot and posts good stats the second half of the year, a better team will give him a shot next season...?

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Thank you again Kovy for leaving for Russia! that would have been an expensive buyout

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No, it's an audition for the trade deadline. Best case scenario, he plays well and Montreal ships him to a contender at trade deadline.

Worst case, he plays awful and no one comes near him, he finishes in Montreal and then next year who knows.

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The guy is trash at this point on top of being a first class a-hole. There's a better chance he ends up leaving there too rather than being a deadline acquisition.

 

 

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Montreal is hit with injuries and he is a warm body.  I don't think there is much more to it than that.

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We made the playoffs 1x and won a whopping total of 1 playoff games since we broke that contract. Sure we would be stuck with it on the cap for 5 more seasons and that wouldn't be great but I really don't think the last 6 out of the 7 seasons could have possibly been much worse if we had kept him. 

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Let’s not turn the ATL thread into debate 845,345,978 about Kovalchuk, eh? Thanks in advance.

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lol not worth it.

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5 hours ago, Guadana said:

Kovy sign two way deal with Montreal. Another one ship will go down

That will end well lol

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10 hours ago, Rob_Ottawa said:

No, it's an audition for the trade deadline. Best case scenario, he plays well and Montreal ships him to a contender at trade deadline.

Worst case, he plays awful and no one comes near him, he finishes in Montreal and then next year who knows.

 

9 hours ago, DevsMan84 said:

Montreal is hit with injuries and he is a warm body.  I don't think there is much more to it than that.

It’s probably a combination of these two posts. 

11 hours ago, NJDfan1711 said:

I don't really understand that signing.  I get that it's low risk for Montreal, but why would Kovy want to go there?  They're not even a contender.  I guess maybe if he plays a lot and posts good stats the second half of the year, a better team will give him a shot next season...?

Because he wants to play rather than not playing, and the contenders aren’t looking for him. 

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9 hours ago, mfitz804 said:

 

It’s probably a combination of these two posts. 

Because he wants to play rather than not playing, and the contenders aren’t looking for him. 

I guess so.  Just kinda surprises me that he'd wanna play here for a non contender, rather than go back to his native land and be the golden boy again. 

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2 hours ago, NewarkDevil5 said:

https://www.dallasnews.com/sports/stars/2020/01/03/former-stars-coach-jim-montgomery-checks-into-rehab-for-alcohol-abuse-says-it-was-appropriate-call-to-fire-him/

Seems Jim Montgomery was fired for issues related to alcoholism. I say hire him as soon as he steps foot out of rehab. 

Agreed whole heartedly, let him recover, get everything sorted out that he needs to, and if he wants back in the league &  the job, I hand it to him on a silver platter

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I’m sure Butcher would like it. 

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12 hours ago, NewarkDevil5 said:

https://www.dallasnews.com/sports/stars/2020/01/03/former-stars-coach-jim-montgomery-checks-into-rehab-for-alcohol-abuse-says-it-was-appropriate-call-to-fire-him/

Seems Jim Montgomery was fired for issues related to alcoholism. I say hire him as soon as he steps foot out of rehab. 

 

9 hours ago, jagknife said:

Agreed whole heartedly, let him recover, get everything sorted out that he needs to, and if he wants back in the league &  the job, I hand it to him on a silver platter

I have a feeling it was something way more than just him being addicted to alcohol. They could have let him go to rehab and come back if that was the case. This seems like an incident that Dallas couldn't risk protecting because of an eventual backlash and that's why they actually fired him. 

https://www.star-telegram.com/sport...rticle238224029.html#storylink=related_inline

The club released a statement from general manager Jim Nill: “The Dallas Stars expect all of our employees to act with integrity and exhibit professional behavior while working for and representing our organization. This decision was made due to unprofessional conduct inconsistent with the core values and beliefs of the Dallas Stars and the National Hockey League.”

Nill told reporters during a press conference Tuesday that the team was made aware of “a material act of unprofessionalism” on Sunday.

Club officials convened with lawyers, and the team decided to fire Montgomery. This likely means the team fired Montgomery with cause, and they will not have to pay him the remainder of his contract.

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So he probably showed up to practice piss drunk or something? 

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22 minutes ago, Nicomo said:

So he probably showed up to practice piss drunk or something? 

That’s certainly what it sounds like.....

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1 hour ago, MadDog2020 said:

That’s certainly what it sounds like.....

Yeesh. I know I like my liquor more than the average guy but I could never even think of drinking during the day, let alone showing up drunk to work 

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57 minutes ago, RunninWithTheDevil said:

Kovalchuk gave Kulak a Rolex so he would change his number and he could take 17

I would’ve made him throw in an additional Rolex, on top of $150,000. Kovy can afford it lol. 

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