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11-23-2008, 05:19 PM
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Saint John, NB
The problem with Kovalev is he thinks he needs to do it all when he is on the ice, and is trying to do too much to compensate. This is because the Habs are not clicking offensively. Kovalev's poor offensive play is a symptom of the inability of the team to gel offensively.
The reason the Habs have yet to really gel offensively this season imo, is because teams like Boston and Toronto improved by adding youth, and as such, speed. Players like Pleks and Higgins do not seem so fast this year, they are equal in speed to their opposition.
Once the Habs speed is nullified the other teams can focus on smothering a player like Kovy every time he touches the puck, before his linemates can create open space. This is not Kovalev's fault.
I am not worried at all about Kovy's performance thus far. The Habs are still in the thick of things and adjusting to present realities within the conference.
, we don't trade Kovalev.
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