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01-18-2010, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by drivelikejoewho View Post
I don't think anyone is saying they don't want him. I personally am saying I don't want him if he cost us too much in assets and the contract takes up too much CAP space. I'm not a CAP expert but I'd imagine using $9m+ on one player is going to cause some implications down the line. You won't see me complaining if Kovalchuk becomes a King but I don't think it is the great fit that everyone is clamoring about. He is a scoring winger which is something we need but is he worth the cost? Just because he scored a gazillion points doesn't mean he'll make this team win. They will probably win more games off his production but is he going to take this team to the Cup? That is what we all want.
I completely agree with the discussions over what, in total, it would cost us. My only issue is with anyone saying that he's a one-dimensional player and that being a knock against him.

What's his one dimension? Scoring? If that's the case, what dimension(s) is he missing? Defense? Goaltending? OK, fine. Then I revert to my other question, what team is looking for defensive production first and foremost from a first-line left wing?

My point is - 'one-dimensional' is not a valid arguement when considering Kovalchuk. Kovalchuk is a 100% yes for ANYBODY running ANY TEAM, ANYWHERE. The only questionable/debatable point is total cost to acquire.

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