Big trade deadline move for the Capitals as they trade their 3rd Round selection in the 2020 draft for 36 year old Ilya Kovalchuk. Montreal will retain 50 percent of Kovalchuk’s $700,000.
Kovalchuk has played for LA and Montreal over the last couple seasons after leaving the Devils for the KHL for 5 years. Kovalchuk has 9 goals and 13 apples on the season.
I am a little skeptical right now how much he will help the Caps, but being that he and Ovi are really good friends and the Caps having other Russians on the squad I think he will fit in well with the current teams overall chemistry (but still up in the air). My only worry is that he is a slower older player but still has incredible skill that I think will be apart of the Caps 3rd line.
P.S: You guys see that crybaby Crosby break his whittle sick on the bench?! He must have been upset that his diaper was full. You just hate to see it!