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01-22-2013, 09:21 PM
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Originally Posted by xdl1 View Post
Completely disagree. Tonight, he made two nice defensive plays he wouldn't have made in the past, but the only notable thing he did tonight was take an absolutely brutal penalty for no reason whatsoever. If he isn't putting up 40 points, he doesn't deserve to hit the ice, and it's been that way his entire tenure.
That is the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Kovalchuk wouldn't be able to put up 40 points in a regular season playing 5 minutes a game for crying out loud. This guy hasn't gotten consistent top 6 minutes under Deboer EVER. That is a fact. He did fine when Lemaire actually have him a fair shot.

Dumb mistake? 1 play by a young player that happens dozens of times in a season.

EDIT: You recall 2 nice defensive plays, and the nice drop off in the offensive zone (can't ignore it). So 3 memorable good plays in 6 minutes. That's 3 more than Elias had all game. You have to let a guy get in a groove. Anyone that has ever played hockey can't possibly disagree with what I'm saying.

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