Montreal Canadiens: the return of Alex Kovalev paired with Martin Necas?

David St-Jean
June 9, 2024  (10:39 PM)

Alex Kovalev
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The rumors about Martin Necas joining the Montreal Canadiens are persistent, and former Canadiens star Alex Kovalev has just added fuel to the fire.

Kovalev is currently an assistant coach with Spartak Moscow, but he also works privately with players, including Martin Necas.
The artist has a passion for teaching, and quite honestly, everyone should want to learn from him. What he had to say about Necas is significant for the Canadiens.
«There is a large part of his potential that has not yet been exploited. What you see is not his peak. He can give more.» - Alex Kovalev

Alex Kovalev Paired with Martin Necas in Montreal?

While the coaching staff under Martin St-Louis with the Canadiens is complete, Kovalev can and wants to help at the player development level.
He could even work in conjunction with Paul Byron and Francis Bouillon.
«I would love that, but it would have to be an offer that makes sense for me. If I'm asked to travel from one end to the other for scouting and following prospects, I'm not the right candidate. I want to stay within the team's fold and be on the ice with the players.»

«It could be an assistant coaching role or a position in the development department, but I just don't want to be moving around constantly. I still have the motivation to teach the young ones.» - Alex Kovalev

Kovalev added that he offered his services to the Rangers and the Canadiens when he retired as a player, but he was eventually hired in the KHL.
The fact that many NHL players still work with him during the summer is quite significant. It shows that he knows what he's talking about and has a lot to teach.
Martin Necas and Alex Kovalev in Montreal? I say yes immediately!
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