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02-24-2009, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by redmachine54 View Post
I actually feel kind of bad for making this thread in light of the responses (I predicted some Kovalev negativity, but not this much). I'm of the mind that Kostitsyn should be separated from Kovalev, but for a reason that buddha stated: Andrei and Plekanec seem to wait for Kovalev to do something, rather than try and help him do it. Maybe it's an "awe" factor, maybe it's shyness, I don't know, but I think all parties might benefit from a little separatoin.

I think if the veterans were put together, it might make for an interesting scenario. I think guys like Koivu and Tanguay wouldn't mind dishing to Kovalev; yet I'm also cautious that they all might try to be the go-to guys on a line and the situation wouldn't end nicely.

Thankfully, I don't have to make these decisions.
Agreed fully, despite me here defending Kovalev, I also think the line should be broken up. Clearly, it hasn't worked this year, so time for something new, no matter whose fault it is.

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