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05-08-2004, 05:55 AM
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Originally Posted by GoRyanMalone
*sigh* Let's talk about the variables. Each player is a Russian. One has the scoring ability. The other can score but it is not his defining quality. Both skate very very well. Kovalchuk is proven. You heard it here first.

The mental approach taken by the two is different. Kovalchuk is less of a team player, but his mental approach enables him to take his game farther. To be the best.. Ovechkin (aka Mr. Soon to be ruined by the Capitals.. I HATE YOU ALL!) is said to be a more well rounded AND is also more commited mentally to the point that he's had a wiff of the RSL already.

Ovechkin - long way to go to try to reach the 'Potential' of Kovalcuck.
Kovalchuk - has reached the top branch and wants to go higher.

Bottom line.. the pens and caps should switch picks, who cares about Kovalchuk?
He certainly does NOT have a long way to go to reach the POTENTIAL of Kovalchuk. He already HAS the potential of Kovalchuk. He has a long way to go to reach the proven SUCCESS of Kovalchuk.

And personally I dont think Kovalchuk has yet to reach the top either. I have a feeling he will do so, but he has a long way to go in area's that arent related to scoring goals to reach that "top branch" IMO.

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