“All-Star Classic” and Kovy coming to Bell Centre


Kovy is coming back to Montreal and he’ll be wearing a Habs jersey.

Alex Kovalev is scheduled to play in the “2013 All-Star Classic” at the Bell Centre on March 24. The popular former Habs forward will suit up for the Canadiens Alumni team when it faces off against NHL stars from the 1980s and ’90s.

Dubbed the “Greatest Hockey Stars” team, their roster will include Luc Robitaille, Raymond Bourque, Valeri Bure, Eric Lindros, Dino Ciccarelli and Marcel Dionne with Curtis Joseph in goal.

The Canadiens alumni team will include Chris Chelios, Guy Carbonneau, Vincent Damphousse and Denis Savard. They’ll be coached by Habs Hall of famer Guy Lafleur, promoter Evenko announced on Tuesday.

Former NHL coaches Michel Bergeron and Jacques Demers will be behind the bench for the Greatest Hockey Stars team.

Part of the proceeds will go to the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation and the Canadiens Alumni Association, Evenko said. Tickets go on sale Dec. 8 at 10 a.m.

The NHL All-Star Game scheduled for Jan. 27 in Columbus, Ohio, was cancelled because of the ongoing labour dispute.

(Photo by John Kenney/The Gazette)



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  2. Fake says:

    Headline from NHL.com;

    “Canada hopes RNH will be at WJC selection camp”

    He should snub them.

  3. Hobie Hansen says:

    First, Alex Kovalev. I think the reason people in Montreal are so intrigued with him is because three, of his four seasons here, were very productive. One season he only posted 18 goals in 73 games but in his best he potted 35 goals. Fans could clearly see he was the most talented player on both teams on many nights. So why wouldn’t you like him?

    The naysayers, who say he could have done more with his talents do have a point. He has made some glaring gaffs in his career and there were plenty of times where he was questioned in the media about his work ethic. But at the end of the day the guy sits 71st in career points in the entire history of the NHL.

    I’m a huge backer of Canadian talent and don’t consider too many Russian hockey players to be among my favorites. The two best Russian hockey players I’ve ever seen have to be Pavel Pure and Alex Kovalev.

    After getting passed names like Mario Lemieux, Wayne Gretzky, Steve Yzerman and Mark Messier I consider Bure and little further down the line, Kovalev, two of the most talented players I’ve ever seen.

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    Four hours and counting….

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  6. frontenac1 says:

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  7. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …have long-considered McLean the Anglo-version of Rejean Houle-lite …but I was on his side in his vigorous debate with Kypreos and Millard in the previous thread

  8. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …Andrew Berkshire and I don’t normally share the same universe, but I strongly agree with His on-line open-letter to Geoff Molson, owner of the Franchise generating the second most revenue in the NHL and possessing the Brand with the most gravitas, suggesting He ought to be able to find His legs and play a more assertive and influential role on the NHL Board Of Governors in the future, if not the present

  9. Haborama says:

    If Kovy showed up for every game, he’d be Captain of the Habs right now……

  10. Habitant in Surrey says:

    Jared Tobias on Steve Burton: “Steve Burton was the one who broke the news that Phil Kessel had testicular cancer in 2006. Anyone that familiar with Kessel’s balls has credibility. (Source: Boston.com)”

    …sorry 🙂 …that one floored Me haha

  11. Habitant in Surrey says:

    …if only Kovy had ‘shown up’ for every game …He could have owned Montreal

    …for a bunch of ol’ fogey all-stars, it sounds like it will be a fun game to attend
    Habitant means PASSIONATE HOCKEY

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    Bring Back Boone, and send Hickey to Hamilton !!!

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