Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: Alex Kovalev to sign a 1-year deal with the Panthers
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01-18-2013, 07:44 AM
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Originally Posted by malkinfan View Post
This is awesome. So many times I have been looking for a term to explain this phenomena and here it is ladies and gents.... I've argued that fact so many times, you can't put a skilled guy on the 4th line (ex. Zherddev flyers) and hope he works his way up, you need to put him on top 2 lines with someone who understands his hockey sense and can accept his passes, read his plays etc...
Its like a synergy Ie. Kovalev is worth 2 Kostitsyn is worth 2 put them together and you get 5.... Put Kovy with Bissonette who is worth 1 and some how their sum is -1. I'm not sure the term for the opposite of synergy (possibly "bargain purchase" the accounting term for negative goodwill lol)?

Anyways, AK 47 and AK27 had good chemistry back in the day, hopefully the panthers add both, then throw a guy like wiess out there with them. That would be one sick dangle party!
To be fair, Zherdev scored a lot of goals for 4th line duty

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