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Alex Kovalev not on waivers.

  • Bob Gainey has something cooking, apparently Alex Kovalev and $4.5M of his salary was just put on waivers.

    Or maybe not.

    This turns out not to be true, a mistake printed by the Associated Press blown out of proportion. Got to love the Internet and rumors at trade deadline time….it won’t be the last one.

    Clearing $4.5 Million of salary sure got some people excited.

140 Comments
  1. I wish they could play like the everygame, we are out hitting toronto badly, if they played like this night in night out they could be dangerous… unfortunately
    this isn’t usually the case…Nice giving TO a whipping though. games not over yet let’s hope the keep there foot on the gas.

  2. YOU SAID IT ALL

  3. #3 smiler2729 says:
    February 26, 2007 at 10:34 pm

    Nobody’s getting traded… okay, maybe David Aebischer, I hope. Best game they’ve played since October when they dominated the Hurricanes in Carolina 4-0.
    Where are all the Kovalev haters?

  4. PULL ABBY!!!!!!!!!
    PUT HALAK!!!!!!

  5. Time to put in HALAK !!! C A R B O!!!!

  6. #6 smiler2729 says:
    February 26, 2007 at 10:41 pm

    See? Aebischer sucks. Hopefully brings in a goalie tomorrow to help Halak til Huet comes back.

  7. #7 smiler2729 says:
    February 26, 2007 at 10:43 pm

    Sorry, hopefully GAINEY brings in a goalie tomorrow…

  8. #8 West Coast Habs Fan says:
    February 26, 2007 at 10:46 pm

    Hey, home from work… man games come on early here. At least this habs game is actually on TV. What the hell is Aebischer doing in net?
    still… Montreal scores 5 goals? holy crap!

  9. #9 R habs 4 real says:
    February 26, 2007 at 10:47 pm

    We have no goaltending!!! Bring up DANIS!!!
    GET BOUCHER. HE WAS PUT ON WAIVERS!!!
    Aebischer makes me so nervous! He can’t stop the puck!

  10. #10 Don Carnage says:
    February 26, 2007 at 10:48 pm

    Makes me laugh all the 27 haters Alex is a great player so what he is not haveing a great year it happens , he still is a monster in the playoffs and you want him with you not against you .

  11. Aebischer= Swiss Cheese !!!

  12. #12 smiler2729 says:
    February 26, 2007 at 10:50 pm

    Sorry but Perezhogin’s useless.

  13. #13 smiler2729 says:
    February 26, 2007 at 10:54 pm

    Aebischer’s hurt!!!! YEAH!!!!!!! Oh, wait, damn, he’s okay…

  14. #14 West Coast Habs Fan says:
    February 26, 2007 at 11:01 pm

    Anyone watching TSN? The announcers are being pretty harsh to poor Aebischer.

  15. Hope Bonks not hurt to bad,this is when Kovalev has to realy step up!

  16. THAT WAS CLOSE.

  17. Like that Frank ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha…………..

  18. #18 west Coast Habs Fan says:
    February 26, 2007 at 11:13 pm

    That was close. dodged a bullet with that Garth Murray non-call. Sundin looked PISSED.

  19. #19 smiler2729 says:
    February 26, 2007 at 11:13 pm

    The Maple Sucks are lucky Aebischer let them back in the game, the rest of the Habs were great (except for that floater Perezhogin)…

    Aebischer and Perezhogin to Chicago for Nikolai HABibulin and Martin Havlat… yeah, I wish.

  20. #20 Habz4EveR says:
    February 26, 2007 at 11:20 pm

    Crazy how the habs suck a keeping a lead tho… So glad Murray didn’t get that penalty or this could of went bad!

    I hate to think we have to waist some of our trading possibilities to get a goalie…

  21. #21 R habs 4 real says:
    February 26, 2007 at 11:22 pm

    After the habs barely beat the leafs, I have come to 1 conclusion.
    There is no way we’re making the playoffs with this team! NO FUC@#$KEN WAY!
    WE HAVE NO GOALTENDING! A junior B goalie is better than Aebischer!
    2 of the leaf goals should NEVER EVER have gone in. What the hell is Carbo doing? He van never put Aebischer back in. Put him on waivers.
    The habs as usual stopped playing in the 3rd period. We have 2 more games with the leafs and I guarantee they will beat us in both those games!
    Gainey needs to be a seller. Trade Souray, for the future of this team!
    We really do have the WORST GOALTENDING IN THE LEAGUE!
    there is no way with these goalies we will win. And BTW, look at the habs schedule: We play only 1 team below 500. The rest are playoff contenders.
    Guys, we didn’t dominate them. We should have won this game big time, but we didn’t. We held our breath until the last second, against the leafs?
    What does that tell you? It tells me, that against much better teams, we will fall flat on our buts! I’m ready to wave the white flag, and so should GAINEY!
    Trade, while we can get good value for Souray. Remember, it’s for the future of this club, because this team is going NOWHERE!

  22. Souray is mother fu***. This mother fu*** made the entire team lose their confidence which seemed indestructible. Man, this guy has all the skills to make the team lose its confidence. what was he thinking when he jumped ike jaki chan????? Was he shooting a movie or was he paid to do so?? Bob Gainey should inspect his case ’cause I strongly believe was paid a dinner to play like shit. Watch out, he might be on the headlines tomorrow.

    Beside his case, Habs played an awsomes game. They might have played some disgusting hockey, but thqat ws mainly becaus eof their por goaltending.

    Remember when souray was questionned at the begginning of the year why the team was doing so good, he said it was because of their strong goaltending (by Huet). How in the name of GOD do you guys want the team to play well when the goaltender is shooting a movie scene???????????

    We had such a good game. Damn. Does he hate us that much????? Please bring in Halak and never ever play Aebisher. Just leave him as a backup in order to make Halak play better.

    I’m only 17 but he is the WORST goalie I’ve seen in the Habs’ uniform.

  23. #23 smiler2729 says:
    February 26, 2007 at 11:25 pm

    Now the Leaf Nation pussycats are going to cry like they do about ’93 and Kerry Fraser… Geez, they bug me. They think their team is so good (for the 40th year in a row) and that they deserve the Cup without even earning it because they KNOW NOTHING ABOUT HOCKEY. With their little aluminum foil homemade Stanley Cups running up and down Yonge Street throwing up their Pizza Pizza slices cuz they can’t handle their beer.

    It’s beyond me how a team that has done nothing but FAIL for 40 straight years (not even a losing appearance in the Final since then either) can garner and maintain such a fervent following… oh, yeah, I remember, it’s cuz their fans are STUPID!

  24. Souray is mother fu***. This mother fu*** made the entire team lose their confidence which seemed indestructible. Man, this guy has all the skills to make the team lose its confidence. what was he thinking when he jumped ike jaki chan????? Was he shooting a movie or was he paid to do so?? Bob Gainey should inspect his case ’cause I strongly believe was paid a dinner to play like shit. Watch out, he might be on the headlines tomorrow.

    Beside his case, Habs played an awsomes game. They might have played some disgusting hockey, but that was mainly because of their poor goaltending.

    Remember when souray was questionned at the begginning of the year why the team was doing so good, he said it was because of their strong goaltending (by Huet). How in the name of GOD do you guys want the team to play well when the goaltender is shooting a movie scene???????????

    We had such a good game. Damn. Does he hate us that much????? Please bring in Halak and never ever play Aebisher. Just leave him as a backup in order to make Halak play better.

    I’m only 17 but he is the WORST goalie I’ve seen in the Habs’ uniform.

  25. #25 stevejur says:
    February 26, 2007 at 11:26 pm

    I don’t want to see David Aebischer in a Habs uniform this season.
    I don’t care if a rookie has to play the entire season. He looked like a 3rd string.
    Go out a get Belfour or Cujo tomorrow they’ll come cheap.

    AEBI-SHITTER MUST GO!

  26. I meant Aebisher NOT SOURAY

  27. #27 smiler2729 says:
    February 26, 2007 at 11:28 pm

    What is Jack Tornton talking about? Souray made us lose confidence??? Filming a movie??? Huh???

  28. They played some disgusting hockey in the 3rd period that’s it and it was mainly because of aebi-shitter

  29. Souray going no ware , get used to it ,we won the game and were tired in the third trying to play BIG ! Consider some players played hurt and sick ,we beat the Laff’s lol. Feel proud of your team ,we got 2 points….go habs…and get L A R A Q U E S !!!!

  30. THE GAME SHOULD HAVE FINIST 5-2 FOR THE HABS
    EVERY ONE SHOWED UP EVEN IF THRY WERE SICK.
    GO HABS GO

  31. #31 R habs 4 real says:
    February 26, 2007 at 11:38 pm

    So, is Danis injured? I think so, otherwise he would be here. You know, I think Theo is better than Aebischer. Maybe we did lose that trade with the Av’s. And he didn’t even try to stp those shots. he stood still like a moron!
    they were soft shots from the blueline! He has ZERO cofidence. Oh my god! WHY DIDN’T CARBO CHANGE GOALIES AFTER LEAFS MADE IT 5-3 ? Maybe Carbo has a death wish, or just wants us to lose. I know 1 thing. If he puts him back in the nets, it’s an automatic win for the opposition, and might as well forfeit the game.

  32. #32 stevejur says:
    February 26, 2007 at 11:39 pm

    Here’s the latest I HOPE THIS IS NOT TRUE:

    Souray to Anaheim “Growing Possibility Tonight”

    That according to a few sources. One Duck’s source said the rumored deal is Souray for Ryan Shannon, Kent Huskins, Fourth Round pick. Also heard was that Bryzgalov could be involved in the deal. The first round pick that came from Tampa tonight is “a necessity.”

  33. that’s an old rumour, i’d think they can get alot more for souray..

    Why do we always let our openants of the hook, we need that killer instinct when we have team down. Abby was awful, every shot taken on him scared me, i bet it scared his teamates also. I like the hitting by us tonight, i can’t count how many big hits our guys through.

    Can u guys play a full 60 minute game already.

  34. #34 smiler2729 says:
    February 26, 2007 at 11:48 pm

    Souray’s NOT getting traded, forget all the ‘sources’ and the ‘rumours’ and EKLUND!

    David Aebischer IS terrible. Always sliding around on his knees. High shots and he’s on his knees… with his eyes closed, I bet. The soft goals he lets in are killers, man, he looks like Theodore did last season (remember Jose getting pulled in what, 5 -6 games in a row?)…

    Please, Bob, get Cujo or Belfour or Lalime or someone tomorrow, they can be got for picks and Perezhogin, of course.

  35. #35 Habz4EveR says:
    February 26, 2007 at 11:55 pm

    NO WAY!!!

    We ain’t losing our picks or youngsters for a damn goalie. What’s wrong with you guys?!? Am I the only one that remembers that we have Halak, Danis, Price and Huet that will be ready for playoffs?!?

    If Gainey and Carbo really think Abby is not worth second goalie, they are gonna bring up one of our other goalies. Use your heads guys. Your thinking like the laffs do: which is you ain’t thinking.

    We got all of the prospects, souray (although i say we keep him) and draft picks to get a 2nd center. Not to lose all that work to start back at zero with another goalie…!

  36. #36 R habs 4 real says:
    February 26, 2007 at 11:56 pm

    Do we really think Lalime is better than Aebishit?
    But Chicago did put Boucher on waivers today. Go get him, we’re desperate for a goalie! Yeah, the game shouldn’t have been any closer than 5-3.
    Will the habs ever play 60 minutes? I doubt it. That, and their very difficult schedule the rest of the way, will in fact prevent us from making the playoffs. Unlike some of you, I would prefer to see Souray getting dealt. People who don’t agree, must be satisfied with this team finishing in 8th place, and never getting any better. Not to be redundent, but Souray will NOT resign with the habs, and we WILL lose him for nothing!

  37. #37 R habs 4 real says:
    February 26, 2007 at 11:59 pm

    BTW, Danis is injured, Price won’t be ready for 2 years, Huet is out for the rest of the season, and Halak is a rookie without alot of experience.

  38. #38 Habz4EveR says:
    February 27, 2007 at 12:00 am

    R Habs 4 Real:

    Do you really think that Gainey hasn’t spoken with Souray to see what he wants? If BG trades him tomorrow, its because he knows Souray ain’t signing back with the habs no matter what. If he stays, then either he is really confident about the team making a good playoff run (and you never know what happens in the playoffs, think of the oilers for proof)or that Souray has hinted that with the amount of money he deserves, he will stay in Montreal.

  39. R habs 4 real ,what are you ? The Amazing Kreskin, give it up with the Souray shit ,its getting boring Dude !!!

  40. #40 Habz4EveR says:
    February 27, 2007 at 12:03 am

    Price could be just fine as a second goalie until Huet is back. And Abby hadn’t played for a while so maybe, just maybe, he can still be a good second goalie.
    Halak will be fine for the rest of the season as second goalie.

    Trading to get a goalie right now would turn into having a useless guy as soon as
    Huet is alright.

  41. #41 Dalley1 says:
    February 27, 2007 at 12:10 am

    Carbo is a complete MORON. He should be traded. With coaching like that the Habs will not make the playoffs. Why in the blue hell would he not put in Halak. Instead he puts in a bigger MORON than himself. The Habs should have won 5 – 0 tonite. That shithead Abby would not stop a beach ball. They guys finnaly score a bunch of goals and that idiot Abby can stop a bag of grass. If that Jackass – Carbo continues to go with shit for brains – Abby they will not go anywhere. That game pissed me off so much.

  42. #42 R habs 4 real says:
    February 27, 2007 at 12:12 am

    I personally think you’re all brain dead! Even on “after the horn”, (leafs channel), they were laughing at Aebishit. I agree with their statement” there is NO WAY habs will make the playoffs, especially with this horrible goaltending. Look at the replay of the last leaf goalie. Aebishit actually jumped out of the way to avoid the shot.
    It irks me that you guys are actually satisfied with this team. I guess you never want to win the cup again!

  43. #43 R habs 4 real says:
    February 27, 2007 at 12:18 am

    And Habz4ever: Price won’t be in a habs uniform for at least 2 years.
    I hate repeating myself, but HUET IS OUT FOR THE SEASON! So, who do we have? A rookie with no experience. that’s it! And you belive that will be good enough to make it into the playoffs? Please guys, get the rose colored glasses off!
    I want to see this team get better, not mired in 8th place every year. Oh well, some people just prefer the bottom of the barrel! Not Me!

  44. Rhabs4real ,who’s going to replace Souray man ? I tell U who, KNOW BODY then you’ll bitch there’s no leader ,point shot or fighter and so on …. get on the forreal bus. Why do U think all the other teams want him??????? H E L L O !!!!

  45. Isn’t it funny, Koivu and Kovalev have us all trained. Just when we had their number, basically that is they are just wimpy european players, they put in one or two good games and basically spend the rest of the season in the penalty box at the wrong times. We used to sing SHANANANA, but thanks to Koivu and Kovalev, we never know if this duo will pull prima donna penalties and lose us the game.

    It used to be fun to get ahead and actually know the lead was gonna stay.

    I say trade Alex and Abby for a decent goalie and a first round pick. If only to get back the old SHANANANA song. Kovalev is just to volatile and unreliable.

  46. Any body see are resident Laff’s fan, Frank the freek geek? He always go missing when his joke for a team “the Maplenothings” loose, come on Frank ,don’t worry bout that big L on your forehead, put in your 2 cents.HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

  47. #47 R habs 4 real says:
    February 27, 2007 at 12:38 am

    Souray is having a career year, but I’ll guarantee he won’t come close to a season like this, EVER AGAIN. He is a defensive liability, and defence comes first. How come he couldn’t score last year? He’s having the same type of year McCabe had last year. And look at McCabe’s record this year. only 12 goals.
    Yes, he has a great shot, but Souray’s numbers have dwindled the past 20 games.
    He’s not worth more than 5 million. He can score, but he can’t stop the opposition from scoring. He’s not the only D man who can score! get over it.If he was such a great leader, how come this team doesn’t play for 60 minutes? or show up every game? It will be a different scenario next year. Once players get a huge salary increase, they stop playing. He won’t be the same next year, and we shouldn’t mortgage this team for 1 player!

  48. Then why does all the other teams want him ? Or why is he an allstar? or who’s the Habs goal leader …and so on and so on and so on and why do you skirt the question dude?

  49. #49 Dalley1 says:
    February 27, 2007 at 12:46 am

    Come on boys we have nothing to brag about. We just won by the skin of our teeth. Actually I am embarrased we blew such a good lead. They need to get rid of Carbo and Abby. A total waste of money, those two. If they put Abby in het again I hope they loose. Anybody is better than Abby. Carbo could not coach a dog fight. He got lucky the first half of the season. They should string both of them up by the balls those useless twits.

  50. Hey Kovalev, get this, 10 percent of the total team salary.

    The habs pay their players a total of $43,761,100

    Kovalev gets over ten percent of that, out of 28 players, the only other person to get more than Kovalev is Sakku Koivu.

    The real heroes on the team, Pleks, Higgins, Halak, Begin, all make under a million dollars. The millionaires who have brought us a slump that extended from new years until just recently, and some five place standings, all make over two million dollars each.

    Kovalev only has 38 points, or not even more goals than Souray. We pay Alex to score, and he’s only got 13 goals in what 56 games? That’s almost 125 thousand for every point. Compare that to Pleks who gets the same number of goals, Pleks makes not even half a million. That works out to about 12 thousand dollars per point. What a big phoquen difference, the guy who has almost single handedly pushed, cajoled and helped to bring the team out of a slump, makes less.

    And then you wonder why are we peeved off at Alex?

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