Captain Koivu & Captain Kovalev...who's the the real leader?
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01-30-2009, 08:13 PM
Join Date: Feb 2003
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Mediocre in almost every aspect? Lacks vision? Maybe you do?
is probably the guy with the best on-ice vision on this team
(you could make an argument for Markov). He anticipates plays and makes really great passes. How does Zednik score 30 goals with medicore passes? How does Jan Bulis score 20? D'agostini suddenly finds back his scoring touch when Saku comes back... Such mediocrity.
That's not true...there's several players on this team who have as good or even better vision than Koivu now, Markov, Kovalev, AK46, SK74, Tanguay...Koivu's skills have already begun erode, he's basically a non threat in shooting situations. That's not to say he can't be an effective player, because he is, he's still got a high hockey IQ and his work rate on the ice is usually pretty high.
Zednik and Bulis was a long time ago, at least in hockey years and Koivu's not any getting any younger.
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