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01-05-2009, 12:55 PM
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Lone Rogue
 
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Originally Posted by grant1r View Post
Let's wait until the next game before going on to suppose that Andrei Kostitsyn's and Tomas Plekanec's problems are because of Kovalev. They both played flat when they were on the Kovalev line and I don't think its because of Kovalev but rather because they were too damn lazy to make chances.
Andrei is one of those "sit and wait for my chances" type of players while Plekanec will work hard, not get the results he wants, then just become frustrated. Kovalev works harder and harder, and the more he works, the more dumbheaded moves he makes, because his game is best simplified.

When Kovy broke his goal drought his game went back to normal and he was a marvel on the ice. Now that he is back in a drought and things are not working, he is doing far too much.

A huge load will be off his shoulders once Higgins and Koivu return. I would honestly put Koivu and Kovalev together for *one* game just to get Kovalev on the right course again.

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