Ilya Kovalchuk discovered his game after going to the Habs who are in seller mode, dealing him a few minutes ago to Washington for a third. Good cheap addition to the middle six. Montreal
Here is an interesting factoid, Kovie now takes up cap space on four different teams.
It might raise Ovechkin's level of play another notch, having his countryman there. Yeah, they'll be floating but they're will be more goals. Kustnetzov, Orlov, Ovie, Kovalchuk. They're 4/5ths on their way to a Russian 5.