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06-11-2012, 01:28 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.
No one said Kovalchuk was better then Nash or vice versa, Nash has two 40 goal years and aside from his rookie year finished under 30 only once (27), 6 years ago. Besides its not like Kovalchuk never had anyone to play with, his first 50 goal year Marc Savard had 97 points! Name me someone Nash has played with anywhere close to comparable. Derrick Brassard was his primary Center this year

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