Which UFA/Trade linemate do you want for Kovulchuk
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06-10-2009, 06:16 PM
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Interestingly enough, people have been saying that since before Savard was in Atlanta. Until the second half of this past year it's never been true. And he's been played with every scrub and tweener DW could muster. I have strong reservations about Peverly playing as well next year as he did this past season.
It's interesting that you say that Cammy has "turned Iginla into a setup man". First of all Iginla's numbers aren't much different than his usual numbers other than the fact that he got more assists than goals for the 3rd time this century. Whereas Cammalleri seems to have been able to eke out more assists than goals every year of his career. Maybe Iginla has become a more complete player when all the weight wasn't on his shoulders to score every time he got the puck. I bet he loved having someone on his line that could score more than 20 goals.
Did you watch the Flames this year? Iginla's play all around regressed, much of it due to their breakout putting him in the role of a perimeter player to accomodate for Cammalleri. There's no way anyone watching could mistake that for him becoming a complete player.
Atlanta needs defense much more than in needs scoring. Kovalchuk is good for 45-50 goals, Little for 30 goals, Kozlov + White for 45 goals (each for 20 or more), Armstrong for 20 goals. Not the best offense in the league but hardly anemic. Yeah, obviously they need to upgrade his line, but blindly overpaying for someone coming off a career year isn't the way to do it.
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