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01-15-2010, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Conando View Post
when the Kovalchuk led Thrashers made the playoffs ... they were unceremoniously swept out of the playoffs the lone time they made it ... he was awful ... 2 points (1g-1a) in 4 games ... if you're the go to A #1 star on your team & the team relies on you to put up points in the playoffs & you put up those kind of numbers in the playoffs ... I don't want him
Alot of stats here...

The last time we made it to post season play, our three "A #1 stars" that season produced the following....

Arnott 4G 1g-0a-1pts
Legwand 3g 1g-0a-1pts
Erat 6G 1g-3a-4pts

I dont think one playoff series, IN WHICH HIS TEAM GOT SWEPT, should justify him not being a superstar or being labeled a bust in the post season. Our stars didnt do any better and we had a much better team, IMO.

This season our three "A #1 stars" have produced the following...

Sullivan 47G 10g-19a-29pts
Arnott 37G 12g-14a-26pts
Dumont 40G 9g-22a-31pts

A combined 31 goals for whats suppost to be our #1 line.
Kovy has almost that by himself on a team ranked 23rd in the league.

2008-2009 Arnott breaks a franchise record for the most goals scored in a season with 33. Kovy scores 38 in his rookie season and has beaten that every season since.

Kovys stats over the last 7 years...
09-10 40G 27g-24a-51pts
08-09 79G 43g-48a-91pts
07-08 79G 52g-35a-87pts
06-07 82G 42g-34a-76pts
05-06 78G 52g-46a-98pts
03-04 81G 41g-46a-87pts
02-03 81G 38g-29a-67pts

Say what you will about his defense, the guy can put pucks in the net as well as set up his teammates. He's a game breaker and an exciting player. Who has that title on our team and gets credited as such around the league? He will make this team better.

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