Thread: Kovalev
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04-14-2004, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Smail
Kovalev is a soft streaky selfish player. He's got an amazing toolset, he's one of the better skilled players in the league.

You do the math and find out if he's worth it or not.
I wouldn't say he is soft. Well maybe he is, but actually he can throw his body around more than most of our forwards. As for your point about him being a selfish player, it's hard for me to disagree with that, but that's what happens with most super-skilled players. Those kind of players tend to keep the puck for themselves a tad longer, and sometimes *much* longer. You need some of those on your team. Zednik does that too, but the difference is he needs 5 good scoring chances to put the puck in the net, whereas Kovalev is more of a sniper (mostly because of that accurate and hard wrist shot he possesses).

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