Capitals trade for Ilya Kovalchuk from Montreal

Picture from Capitals Twitter

Sunday night was supposed to be a quiet night, after basking in the glory of a Sunday matinee win over the Pittsburgh Penguins (Booooooo! from this salty yinzer.) The Capitals made a HUGE steal from the Montreal Canadiens:

The Capitals acquired Ilya Kovalchuk from the Montreal Canadiens for a 3rd round pick AND MTL agree to retain 50% (HALF! HABS! GIMME HALF) of his salary.

Caps tweet is here:

Ilya started the season with the LA Kings with 9 points before heading over to Montreal where he had 13 points on the season.

Needless to say, this is a HUGE move by the Capitals, adding a vet winger and fellow Russian to the team. Maybe a slight reaction trade-in response to the Zucker to Pit or in case some Atlantic teams grab a vet.
Ilya should add production even at the age of 36, this could open up a OVi-Kuzy Kov Red Army line, let’s just hope he doesn’t turn out like Jeff Skinner in Buffalo or a dud deal like Simmonds to New Jersey.

NHL Trade Deadline is Monday at 3pm, we got you covered on MSB!
God Help up All

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