TSN is also reporting that Alexei Kovalev, the supremely talented and oft-undermotivated winger has signed a two-year deal with the Ottawa Senators. The deal is worth $10 million.
One of the most skilled players in the league, the Togliatti, Russia native is also one of the most unpredictable. He can look spectacular one night, controlling the play, while completely disappearing for long stretches at a time.
The 36 year old Kovalev is undoubtedly one of the most individually talented players in the game. That being said, his motivation is sometimes questioned and he was sent home for a period last year by Montreal GM Bob Gainey. Kovalev comes to a team that is trying to unload Dany Heatley and has has dressing room problems in the past. How Kovalev fits in with this bunch remains to be seen, but his talent will help out a power-play already featuring Jason Spezza and Daniel Alfredsson. Put a shooter out there with them and it could be dynamite.