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04-03-2004, 10:08 AM
Join Date: Jul 2003
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I'd like to see Kovalev get consistent third line ice time with Sundstrom or Bulis and Begin or Dowd down the middle. All of those players are good at creating chemistry with their linemates and will feed off their linemates' talent.
The only mistake I see here is pairing Kovalev with Juneau, who's a complete non-factor offensively and turns the puck over more than he completes a tape to tape pass.
I couldn't agree more ! I too see a problem playing Juneau and Kovalev on the same line. I'd much prefer a line looking like this :
Sundstrom - Begin - Kovalev
The reason behind this is simple, Begin's our number one spark plug this year and if someone is able to jump start Kovalev, it's him ! Also, Sundstrom and Begin have been able to generate some (limited) offense this year. They can put nice presure on the opposition defense and create turn arounds. Now if only some great offensive talent was there to turn these turn arounds into goals, wouldn't that be great ?
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