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03-01-2012, 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Barbara Underhill View Post
Not kidding at all. I never said he was bad, simply that he could have put up much better numbers than he did. He was insanely skilled similar to Zherdev, for what ever reason he didn't take advantage of it. He could have scored at will a lot of times. The things Kovalev could do with a puck were amazing, he just didn't want to do it.
1000+ regular season points
100 playoff points
1300 games
1st Russian to have his name on the Stanley Cup (along with 3 teammates)
21 points in 23 playoff games as a 2nd year player during the '94 Cup run

I get that people think he could've done more (they same the same things about Jagr), but you can't dispute that he's had a top 10 career of any Russian that has played the game (so far). So tired of people saying stuff like "lazy" and "could've been better" when talking about Kovalev and Jagr and Kovalev, in particular, because we don't win the Cup without him.

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