Canadiens: What, Exactly, is Montreal Doing?

The trade deadline has come and gone, moves were made and not made, things were done and undone. And in the middle of it all, it’s awfully hard to figure out exactly what the Montreal Canadiens are doing. Confusion seems to be the order of the day throughout the Habs’ fanbase and local media –Continue reading “Canadiens: What, Exactly, is Montreal Doing?”

Canadiens: Montreal Trades Kovalchuk to Washington

The Washington Capitals have acquired forward Ilya Kovalchuk from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. “Ilya is a talented offensive player who we feel will provide us with additional depth and flexibility up front,” said Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan. “He is a skilled forward whoContinue reading “Canadiens: Montreal Trades Kovalchuk to Washington”

Canadiens: Kovy Scores, Habs Win

Saturday night’s alright for a lot of things, but last Saturday was alright for Ilya Kovalchuk. The Montreal Canadiens forward – he of the somewhat checkered past – scored the overtime winner and led his team to a 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators. The dub was vital for a number of reasons, not theContinue reading “Canadiens: Kovy Scores, Habs Win”

Canadiens: Montreal Signs Ilya Kovalchuk

So. The Montreal Canadiens have decided to kick off 2020 by signing Ilya Kovalchuk. Without question, Montreal is in a sort of emergency situation here. As general manager Marc Bergevin pointed out when he announced the signing of Kovalchuk, Jonathan Drouin, Brendan Gallagher, Joel Armia, and Paul Byron are all out of action. Only GallagherContinue reading “Canadiens: Montreal Signs Ilya Kovalchuk”

Kings: Los Angeles (Finally) Ends Things with Kovalchuk

The Los Angeles Kings have ended things with forward Ilya Kovalchuk and it is way past time. The Kings signed the Russian in July of 2018, inking an absurd term of three years to the tune of a ridiculous $18.75 million. It was a desperate effort for a desperate franchise, a sheer signal of LosContinue reading “Kings: Los Angeles (Finally) Ends Things with Kovalchuk”