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04-05-2012, 05:26 AM
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Originally Posted by muzion View Post
That's a load of bull... How can you score 84 pts and not try every game?!

For a long stretch they were playing against the other team's best line and they dominated them. I remember them shutting down the Spezza-Alfredsson-Heatley line... could DD-Patches-Cole do that?!?!?! They were getting much tougher opposition, Carbo never shielded them.

Plek wasn't near as polished as he is now, Kovalev was the driving force and AK46 was playing like a true power forward... they were better.
That year was just a reminder of what a motivated kovalev can do. You can criticize kovalev for numerous stretches as a hab, but he put it all together in 07/08 including the playoffs.

When kovalev is going like that, he's as dynamic as anyone. It was a different type of line than the DD line, but if you put all those guys at the top of their game on one list, kovalev easily tops it. I'll take his line in 07/08 over this current line, and thats saying alot because I love the DD line too.

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