Patrick Kane v. Alex Kovalev
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01-14-2013, 08:52 PM
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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.
Modano was one of the top centermen of the late 90's/early 00's. Modano has nine of the top ten seasons between the two of them. There's no comparison at all. A Jarome Iginla vs Ryan Smyth comparison would draw more healthy debate than this. But why stop at Modano. Now we're comparing Kovalev to Jagr?!
Kovalev had a run of three high quality years in Pittsburgh, and one good year in Montreal. The guy hit 60 points like three other times in his entire career. Basically an average first line winger. Again, the mythical status he's achieved continues to astound me. He's Alex Tanguay with a few extra inconsequential years to pad career stats.
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