Hradek: Lombardi's intense questioning turned off Kovalchuk
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09-07-2010, 08:29 PM
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There's more to building a team than what the guy is bringing on the stat sheet. That's the side of the game we don't get to see and if anyone has played competitive sports they know what happens off the ice and between members of the team can be just as important as what happens on the ice. Plus, if the team is going to make a 15 year, 80 million dollar commitment to somebody, they usually want to make sure they know exactly what they're getting.
I guess being the league's top sniper isn't enough, some teams like the Devils didn't question Kovalchuck's abilities and that's how they got him signed.
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