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06-09-2010, 12:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Sydor25 View Post
Here's something for the anti-Kovy crowd:

* Veteran Mathieu Schneider (Woonsocket, R.I.), who played alongside Ilya Kovalchuk in Atlanta, issues a cordial plus/minus to any club interested in signing the Russian.

“Kovy is a terrific team player,” Schneider tells us. “But he plays his own kind of game. When I worked the power play with him, I never knew what he was going to do – pass or shoot.”

This is precisely the challenge Jacques Lemaire was faced with and it is a key reason why the Devils may hesitate giving Ilya ill money.
It should read Journeyman Mathieu Schneider has no clue, particularly about what league he will be playing in next season.

And maybe, just maybe, if Ilya has that effect on his own teammates, maybe he's that much more unpredictable to his opponents, too?

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