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01-14-2013, 03:52 AM
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Originally Posted by vadim sharifijanov View Post
agreed. but that said, i think kovalev could have probably been mike modano if he'd wanted to. other than the skating, he had all the physical gifts modano had and probably was the more natural goal scorer and playmaker. and i'm pretty sure he was drafted as a center too.
Why the hell would Kovalev have wanted to be Modano?

Kovalev was the better player from 00-01 on. Before that, neither player was a top forward in the league. It's like saying that Jaromir Jagr could have been Eric Lindros because Lindros was better/had better seasons for a few years at the start of their careers, largely something that was influenced by opportunity/linemates.

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