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Forums :: Blog World :: Todd Cordell: The Calgary Flames don't appear to be interested in Ilya Kovalchuk
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Todd Cordell
Location: Barrie, ON
Joined: 02.10.2014

Jun 13 @ 11:38 AM ET
jessehub
Calgary Flames
Location: BC
Joined: 06.25.2010

Jun 13 @ 12:27 PM ET
What are your thoughts on Hoffman now Todd? Do we stay away from
him? Been hearing he’s been a negative guy on his previous teams as well.
Hunkulese
Calgary Flames
Location: QC
Joined: 09.30.2006

Jun 13 @ 1:05 PM ET
What are your thoughts on Hoffman now Todd? Do we stay away from
him? Been hearing he’s been a negative guy on his previous teams as well.

- jessehub


Pretty sure his thoughts will be the same as most people. Stay as far away from his as you can get.

It makes sense the Flames aren't wasting any resources pursuing Kovalchuk because there has always been a 0% chance that he signs with Calgary. They check zero of the boxes he's looking for unless no one else wants him and/or the Flames would massively overpay.
Clyde334
Calgary Flames
Location: OG loves Nenshi!! Nenshi sucks!!, AB
Joined: 06.19.2016

Jun 13 @ 1:07 PM ET
jessehub
Calgary Flames
Location: BC
Joined: 06.25.2010

Jun 13 @ 1:22 PM ET
Pretty sure his thoughts will be the same as most people. Stay as far away from his as you can get.

It makes sense the Flames aren't wasting any resources pursuing Kovalchuk because there has always been a 0% chance that he signs with Calgary. They check zero of the boxes he's looking for unless no one else wants him and/or the Flames would massively overpay.

- Hunkulese


Thanks Todd
FLAM3SFAN
Calgary Flames
Location: ON
Joined: 03.13.2013

Jun 13 @ 1:40 PM ET
so no hoffman or kovy.

Should be going after Nino
The-O-G
Calgary Flames
Location: #buyoutbrouwer
Joined: 11.29.2011

Jun 13 @ 1:42 PM ET
Now we can get hoffman on the cheap! Buy low sell high, boys.
rmull905
Calgary Flames
Joined: 02.27.2007

Jun 13 @ 2:10 PM ET
Now we can get hoffman on the cheap! Buy low sell high, boys.
- The-O-G


Hoffman minus the girlfriend... Not sure, if true, that he's a guy I want on my team. I imagine a lot of NHL GM's are asking themselves this question
LittleBroDougie
Calgary Flames
Joined: 03.03.2017

Jun 13 @ 3:30 PM ET
Hoffman being a LH shooter already made me sceptical.. Now I'm really not feeling that move unless he dumps the lady friend (if everything that was said is true - probably is).

I wouldn't always trust sources about where the players are getting interest just yet. Remember when we were supposed to be heavily going for Bishop at TDL and the kings came out of nowhere to grab him? Nobody saw that coming. That being said, I do feel like he's looking for an East-coast team unfortunately.
Helios
Calgary Flames
Location: AB
Joined: 08.11.2016

Jun 13 @ 4:10 PM ET
Stay the Hell away from Hoffman. The fact that the Karlsson's are taking his girlfriend to court leads me to believe they have some evidence that she's being doing what they say she has been. She's an absolute lowlife and the fact that Hoffman defended her as opposed to just dumping her ass makes him the kind of guy I don't want anywhere near this team.

As for Kovalchuk, I'm not that surprised we're not in on him. This is the team that failed the Jagr experimebt last season and I highly doubt we're willing to pay as much as he wants for an older guy again. Plus he probabky doesn't want to come here anyway.
TandA4Flames
Calgary Flames
Joined: 05.10.2010

Jun 13 @ 4:53 PM ET
Not surprising after taking a chance on Jagr, another older player.
rmull905
Calgary Flames
Joined: 02.27.2007

Jun 13 @ 6:28 PM ET
Stay the Hell away from Hoffman. The fact that the Karlsson's are taking his girlfriend to court leads me to believe they have some evidence that she's being doing what they say she has been. She's an absolute lowlife and the fact that Hoffman defended her as opposed to just dumping her ass makes him the kind of guy I don't want anywhere near this team.

As for Kovalchuk, I'm not that surprised we're not in on him. This is the team that failed the Jagr experimebt last season and I highly doubt we're willing to pay as much as he wants for an older guy again. Plus he probabky doesn't want to come here anyway.

- Helios


Well, not taking to court just yet, there is an investigation with the police to determine where the social media posts originated from and if they can prove it was her. She has sought a restraining order on the belief that it was Hoffman's GF, but there is still much that is not known.

If not true, hopefully they find the person responsible. If true. Gross
Helios
Calgary Flames
Location: AB
Joined: 08.11.2016

Jun 13 @ 7:19 PM ET
Well, not taking to court just yet, there is an investigation with the police to determine where the social media posts originated from and if they can prove it was her. She has sought a restraining order on the belief that it was Hoffman's GF, but there is still much that is not known.

If not true, hopefully they find the person responsible. If true. Gross

- rmull905


Ah, I thought the investigation was already complete. That's my bad. In that case, I'll reserve being so harsh until we know more, but either way, I don't anybody's touching Hoffman right now.
pzoxic
Joined: 11.21.2015

Jun 13 @ 9:45 PM ET
Good we don’t need a stinkin selfish 🇷🇺
Hunkulese
Calgary Flames
Location: QC
Joined: 09.30.2006

Jun 14 @ 3:25 AM ET
Not surprising after taking a chance on Jagr, another older player.
- TandA4Flames


Completely different situations. Jagr came to Calgary because no one else wanted him. If the Flames thought they had any chance at signing Kovalchuk at all they'd be all over it because he's the exact type of player they need.
Cgy pucking to the beat
Calgary Flames
Joined: 05.04.2018

Jun 14 @ 11:57 AM ET
I dont get why everyone has this hate for Jagr, it was a great contract low risk high rewards type thing. I do belive he did help our kids on the team and if he would have came to camp in better shape he would have been even more a impact. Look why not if Kovalchuck would come here on a decent contract, i for one would open my arms give the guy a handshake and say welcome. You dont need to give up a draft pick or a roster player. And i dont think it would cost us the same as these other F/A that would give you the same results. And for Kovy id be ok with 2 year 3mill base with bonus that can work up to 6 mill per year, imo that be a low risk high reward type players id like to take more chances on.
ghostofRC
Edmonton Oilers
Location: Boyle, AB
Joined: 09.21.2014

Jun 14 @ 12:17 PM ET
Well, not taking to court just yet, there is an investigation with the police to determine where the social media posts originated from and if they can prove it was her. She has sought a restraining order on the belief that it was Hoffman's GF, but there is still much that is not known.

If not true, hopefully they find the person responsible. If true. Gross

- rmull905

They know it was her. You don't go public with that sort of stuff if you don't have proof or you'll be countersued up the wazoo.
Kevin R
Calgary Flames
Location: NHL refs are the worse in professional sports & can kiss my ass-teric!
Joined: 02.10.2010

Jun 14 @ 12:39 PM ET
They know it was her. You don't go public with that sort of stuff if you don't have proof or you'll be countersued up the wazoo.
- ghostofRC

Absolutely. Unless they can prove a 3rd party did an incredible job of cyber fraud, which is not out of the realm, but the wives know what the woman is like & things said & done. The smoking gun is the reaction of the players GF's/wives.

Any team trading for Hoffman will be buying him out & the Senators would probably have to relinquish that #4 spot to get another team to do that. Melnyk such a cheap bastard, he will probably do a horrible trade to avoid spending the $$$.

TandA4Flames
Calgary Flames
Joined: 05.10.2010

Jun 14 @ 4:14 PM ET
I don’t think the players or significant others went public. I think it became public from an investigative reporter in OTT. However, I doubt a judge issues a court order without some solid evidence.
TandA4Flames
Calgary Flames
Joined: 05.10.2010

Jun 14 @ 4:16 PM ET
Completely different situations. Jagr came to Calgary because no one else wanted him. If the Flames thought they had any chance at signing Kovalchuk at all they'd be all over it because he's the exact type of player they need.
- Hunkulese

Your opinion, mine is different. I don’t agree that he’s exactly what they need. He’s older, never been the fleetest of foot and I doubt he’s gotten quicker with time. And he’s never been categorized as a good 2-way player.
Cgy pucking to the beat
Calgary Flames
Joined: 05.04.2018

Jun 14 @ 4:38 PM ET
Your opinion, mine is different. I don’t agree that he’s exactly what they need. He’s older, never been the fleetest of foot and I doubt he’s gotten quicker with time. And he’s never been categorized as a good 2-way player.
- TandA4Flames

I just look at it we need someone that can put the puck in the net. And that he can do that, as well help us on pp. The Flames do need to get faster and they can do that on bottom 6. I think Flames have some big holes to fill on the wings i just wanna see it done without spending a ton of money, or giving away to much future
LittleBroDougie
Calgary Flames
Joined: 03.03.2017

Jun 14 @ 5:24 PM ET
Dreger reporting Tavares is in deep talks with Islanders about extension and it could happen as soon as today.

I was 90% sure it was going to happen, but it's sad to to think of what could've been with Tavares in a Flames jersey.

Hunkulese
Calgary Flames
Location: QC
Joined: 09.30.2006

Jun 14 @ 5:29 PM ET
Your opinion, mine is different. I don’t agree that he’s exactly what they need. He’s older, never been the fleetest of foot and I doubt he’s gotten quicker with time. And he’s never been categorized as a good 2-way player.
- TandA4Flames


The Flames' biggest need is a right shooting scoring winger who can play opposite Monahan on the PP.

It's fairly reasonable to assume that Kovalchuk can still score 25+ goals in the league if he gets top 6 minutes and PP time. The Flames had one player who scored 25+ goals last year.

He's also probably going to be cheaper than the other available top 6 forwards available.
ghostofRC
Edmonton Oilers
Location: Boyle, AB
Joined: 09.21.2014

Jun 14 @ 5:58 PM ET
Dreger reporting Tavares is in deep talks with Islanders about extension and it could happen as soon as today.

I was 90% sure it was going to happen, but it's sad to to think of what could've been with Tavares in a Flames jersey.

- LittleBroDougie

Lol. Yeah the flames and their 0.0000000001% chance were going to sign him.
LittleBroDougie
Calgary Flames
Joined: 03.03.2017

Jun 14 @ 6:38 PM ET
Lol. Yeah the flames and their 0.0000000001% chance were going to sign him.
- ghostofRC


Every fan can dream! Like the ridiculous oiler dreams of somehow getting rid of that overrated slow goon signed to another 5 years.
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