The "All Things Lecavalier" Thread - Rumors, Speculation, Proposals
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11-05-2009, 10:18 AM
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He is better. All Kovalchuk can do is to snipe.
Kovalchuk was 43-48-91 last season. He's been scoring 40-50 goals every year for the past 5 years on Atlanta. To me that's a much safer bet than up-and-down Vinny who's point totals at the end of the season have been all over the place (51, 37, 78, 66, 75, 108, 92, 67). Vinny is a low-to-mid 30s goal scorer who's played with St. Louis for years. Kovalchuk has played with practically no one for years.
Kovalchuk looks to be the definition of consistency. That's what I want out of a player I'm paying to be a superstar. That's what Drury and Gomez didn't have. That's what I don't think Vinny has. Consistency.
EDIT: Before I'm attacked from all angles let me say that I'm well aware that Vinny is in another realm of talent than Gomez and Drury - I'm just pointing out that it's about a player living up to their contract. Kovalchuk I think there's like a 95% chance of living up to whatever contract he would receive. Vinny I think is closer to 65-70%.
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