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10-24-2012, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Feed Me A Stray Cat View Post
I'd like to take a flyer on Tikhonov. He has decent size, instincts, and isn't bad in his own end. Obvious chemistry with Kovalchuk is a plus. Can play wing too.
I always thought the Coyotes gave up on him a little too fast, and didn't develop him properly. He'd probably do better as a Devil.

Originally Posted by CerebralGenesis View Post
I'll take a cup in the next 5 NHL seasons. Although, I would say without a cup, the Kovy experiment was a failure. Many moons til we know though.
I wouldn't judge it an outright failure if we don't get a Cup over the term of his deal, but I agree that having a Cup would make it an undeniable success. Kovalchuk is an elite player, and we did get him for pots and pans in trade, and we do have him for the remainder of his career at a fair cap hit. He has improved our team significantly, and improved his game significantly too.

If those improvements stay that way, and we make some more deep playoff runs with him leading the charge, I'd call it a qualified success, even if we don't win the Cup.

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