Ilya Kovalchuk vs Claude Giroux
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11-30-2012, 08:44 PM
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both are true. but i think that being on the same line with parise made him feel the pressure to share the puck. some of the shots he passed up were annoying. i think he will be much more selfish now and thats what many people want to see.
now with the pp, most of the opportunities given him were slap shots from the point. sometimes they'd get the cycle going to where kovy would move to the upper/lower circle and he'd get off his wicked wrist shot which is almost always a goal. so if kovy isn't playing the point, hes much more dynamic on the pp.
Yeah every time I catch a NJ game, I'm so frustrated when he doesn't take that huge slapper from the point like he used to.
I disagree with the 2nd part though, he's one of the best PP QB's in the league, he's best utilized there, unless NJ has a adequate replacement (which they don't atm), barring any injury or loss in his shot, he'll rack up way more points just taking shots from the point.
My fav Kovy vid of all time.
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