Kovalchuk has been a great asset since we signed him. His skating is powerful, his passes are deft and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a habs player snipe a wrister like that (and I’m 43).
On the topic of whether he can maintain this type of production.
During his nhl career he’s played for Atlanta, New Jersey and the Kings. Not exactly hockey hotbeds.
Maybe playing for a storied team with a rabid fans base has re-ignited his passion. I also wouldn’t discount how close knit this group is (regardless of their record).
Whether you keep him or flip for a 2nd or ride him through the year it’s a win win. Just enjoy the ride.