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The Ottawa Senators have signed Alexei Kovalev to a two-year deal worth $10 million.

 

 

 

 

Fantasy Impact: Although Bryan Murray had another conversation with the Oilers on Monday, he seems adamant that if necessary the team can fit both Dany Heatley and Kovalev under the salary cap. According to nhlnumbers.com, the Sens are about $1.9 million over the $56.8 million salary cap now. Heatley will go. Murray is just posturing.

 

With Kovalev essentially replacing Heatley on the wing, any winger that the team gets in return for Heatley will give them scoring depth.

 

Playing with Jason Spezza, as Kovalev is likely to do, could be the spark that gets the 36-year-old back over the 85-point hump. His value in fantasy leagues shoots way up - Spezza is...quite an improvement over Tomas Plekanec.

 

Spezza's numbers can't slip. He already hit bottom and I think he'll bounce back regardless of Heatley or Kovalev.

 

 


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Terry Crisp said:

bluejays
... I cannot see how Kovelov at age 36 will have an 85 pt year or close to it. Now you have Alfredsson, Kovy, and Spezza up front? Who is going to go in the corners? Alfy, the smallest and most talented of them all? I realize Dany wasen't always in there, but c'mon a Swede, Russian and Canadian with 2/3 in their late 30's! 85 pts is a joke, he may have a new scenery but he's still the same lazy ass.
July 08, 2009
Votes: -1

kevinsrangers said:

kevinsrangers
... i dont like change.....unless its getting Gaborik..
July 07, 2009
Votes: -1

Brian said:

STONE.
... It's looking great Dobber! I'll miss karma, but everything else looks fantastic.
July 07, 2009
Votes: +0

Dobber said:

Dobber
... The change isn't even 75% complete yet - pretty much everything you have a problem with or don't like...will be fixed. Just wait another 24 hours is all I ask.smilies/cool.gif
July 07, 2009
Votes: +0

playmaker26 said:

playmaker26
... Everyone needs to chill out. The change is for the better.
July 07, 2009
Votes: +0

Richard Valentine said:

Man_not_Puck
... smilies/cheesy.gif haha --> Chicken Little!

first few week or so expect mass panic! smilies/shocked.gif
July 07, 2009
Votes: +0

sentium said:

Dakkster
... Oh no! Change! The sky is falling!

Calm down, guys. You'll get used to it. These changes are all for the better.
July 07, 2009
Votes: +0

Jason Bowden said:

Gaborlick
... I really don't like all this new crap.
July 07, 2009
Votes: -2

Daniel C said:

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Fantasy Impact: Although Bryan Murray had another conversation with the Oilers on Monday, he seems adamant that if necessary the team can fit both Dany Heatley and Kovalev under the salary cap. According to nhlnumbers.com, the Sens are about $1.9 million over the $56.8 million salary cap now. Heatley will go. Murray is just posturing.
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With Kovalev essentially replacing Heatley on the wing, any winger that the team gets in return for Heatley will give them scoring depth.
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Playing with Jason Spezza, as Kovalev is likely to do, could be the spark that gets the 36-year-old back over the 85-point hump. His value in fantasy leagues shoots way up - Spezza is...quite an improvement over Tomas Plekanec.
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Spezza's numbers can't slip. He already hit bottom and I think he'll bounce back regardless of Heatley or Kovalev.
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July 07, 2009
Votes: +0

Jason Bowden said:

Gaborlick
... wow sweet. I still hate Ottawa
July 07, 2009
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Larry said:

Rollie1967
... Cheechoo makes over 3mil/season, and Marleau isnt much less than Heatley- so this wouldnt work for Ottawa,although all 3 players could use a change- especially Cheechoo. Right now if i was Brian Murray- id take Marleau straight across for Heatley! might have to move someone else as well,but Heatley is a HUGE weight on the organization,adding the skill and character of a Marleau- is a slam dunk IMO.
July 07, 2009
Votes: +0

Aaron said:

goose191919
where is heatley going? I wouldn't mind seeing Heatley coming to San Jose for Marleau and Cheechoo - get rid of those stupid whistles and let Marleau play without the pressure of being el capitan. Then they can make Boyle the captain and get us on our way!
July 07, 2009
Votes: +1
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