Thread: Speculation: Salary Cap To Go Up By $2 Million
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05-30-2010, 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by FOXHOUND View Post
For a guy who has won nothing of importance and if he's not scoring goals hes not contributing i think that is the overstatement of the century

we need depth. one player is not depth.
Well, we're going to argue about this guy in two separate threads...

Kovalchuk has had over 30 assists in 6 straight seasons. How many forwards on the Rangers had 30 assists last year? 2, and one of them was Gaborik. Hell, for all their vaunted depth the Blackhawks only had 3 guys and the Flyers 4. Add Kovalchuk to the roster and I guarantee the Rangers have 4 forwards with 30+ assists next year.

Kovalchuk might score more goals than he has assists most seasons (although it's been the other way around for the last two years) but he's hardly a puckhog. The guy improves your offense OVERALL. And that's hardly a "only when scoring goals" contribution.

I'm still torn on whether or not I want Kovalchuk on this roster, payroll-wise, but I'm tired of the unfounded criticism the guy gets.

Also, the Rangers have the depth offensive players they need, especially if you're looking at becoming Cup contenders in 1-3 years.

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