Bottom line, this team was lacking skill and Kovy brings it in spades. He is a decent all around player as well, killing penalties from time to time in Montreal.
Keep in mind, Sens fans, Kovalev hasn't exactly played with top tier centermen over the last few years. Spezza is probably the best playmaker he's played with since his 90+ point season several years ago. Word has it Coach Cory's system intrigued him and was a big factor in his signing here.
On the Heatley front, rumour has it that Columbus has entered the fray. My guess is that BM the GM asks for Brassard in return.