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01-15-2013, 02:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Halpysback View Post
So why did Kovalchuk put up the best overall season of his professional career after being moved to RW?

Sure, you can argue it was due to Parise and Henrique, but his play itself improved. Don't be fooled, there are tons of right handed right wing snipers that have been quite successful in the league. Ryan, Iginla, Semin, Kessel, Stewart for starters. Tons of left handed snipers doing the same on left wing - Neal, Marleau, Sedin, EKane, Hall to name a few.

Laich is the best off wing linemate we have for him, sadly enough. If you don't believe it name one better.

Also moving him to RW has another advantage no one else here seems to see.
Kovalchuk's good year was due to his entire team performing, line chemistry, not to his position - he scored mainly from the left side, as Liberation shown. His game has grown, for sure, but he has been improving as an overall players for many years already.
Any way, however good his game was, he's a scoring winger, his job is to score.
Why are we even discussing Kovy? He's not AO.

Laich as an off wing is borderlinely tolerable.

What is this great advantage?

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