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06-11-2012, 01:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Libertine View Post
Elite hockey players make those around them better. They don't need others to elevate their game. Kovalchuk never played with a passing center in Atlanta and he hit 50 twice and was vastly superior to Nash. Nash is not elite and is not worth his cap hit. Kovalchuk is also no longer the same goal scorer now at the age of 29 (though he is still very good) so why should I think Nash is going to be any different? Face it, he's overrated and the excuse making for him is tiresome.
You must be joking. Kovy hit 50 in 05-06 playing with Hossa and Savard. No talent there.

01-04 w/ Heatley
05-08 w/ Hossa
02-06 w/ Savard

Hossa was with Kovy for every year he scored 50. Face it, you're being close-minded and don't have a clue what you're talking about. Kovy is no longer the same goalscorer because he plays with the Devils, in a defensive system. Everyone and their mother knew his stats were going to take a hit when he signed long term with them. Also, I have no problem at all saying Kovalchuk is more talented than Nash, because that's the 100% truth.

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