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11-09-2011, 11:36 PM
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Originally Posted by ReenMachine View Post
Kovalev wasn't soft and was pretty good in the playoff.He wasn't a hitter or a fighter but he wasn't intimidated at all by physical play and traffic.Kovalev also responded very well to pressure.I've watch about 400-500 games of him so he's one of the player I know the most and while I agree he was a prima donna and probably underacheived but I think some parts of his reputation is completely wrong but so implanted that even knowledgable guys like you are not aware of what he really was.
No, I get all that about Kovalev too, and I have some level of begrudging respect for him. I guess you could say that I don't think Semin is as bad as people say either.

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