Thread: Player Discussion: Team better off without Kovalchuk?
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07-28-2013, 12:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Eggers View Post
Of course there's a reason for that, and it's not Kovalchuk. Aren't you the one routinely chiding the "potential" of those bottom-feeding teams that always seem to make some late, futile push as soon as the games mean nothing?

Besides, Winnipeg finished only 3 points ahead of one of the worst shooting teams in the league, and gave up the fourth most goals in the process. If that's "far better shape" then I'm not sure why I care who or what you think is good or bad in the first place.
My point is having the "Super Star" player by himself has made no difference to the Atlanta /Winnipeg or New Jersey franchises ...the question of this thread is are we better or worse? Atlanta was not worse and Winnipeg is probably in better shape today than Atlanta has been at any point in the last 5 years....draw your own conclusions but that guy was simply not the impact player many believe or wished he was.

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