Bowser wrote:I guess Molinari failed to ask Kovalev, why was Lemieux telling people off the record that Kovalev was coming and a lock.
fizban wrote:With the financial situation of the Pens, and the signing of other UFAs, it didn't really make sense to overpay for ANOTHER UFA.
ville5 wrote: It was last minute in that Montreals final offer was on the table. And Kovy was ready to sign it. As the 7 other teams that inquired when FA started, were nowhere to be found.
Draftnik wrote:I don't know why this is so hard to understand. The Pens made him a take it or leave it offer in the summer of 2004. They offered him the exact same deal they gave to Recchi, $9M for 3 seasons. They had no plans to offer him a contract after the new CBA. I wasn't aware they offered him a contract at all in 05, but based on Kovy's comments it probably was a rehash of the 04 offer. They were never going to offer him more than Recchi under any circumstances.
Signing high prices UFAs is a waste of $$$. The Pens would be more entertaining with Kovy, but they would still suck.
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