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11-18-2006, 03:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Hackett View Post
He plays that old school soviet style. Not may of the young russians play that way. Datsyuk is one of the youngsters that does remind me of the soviet style though. Thats just the way he is and thats just the way he will always be.

Kovalev is one of those guys that I will judge in the post season.
think you're right. For me, Kovalev doesn’t hold the puck for too long, he just don’t pass when his teammates are not well positioned. Latendresse and Perezhogin didn’t work out. Last because he’s NA and he’s a rookie… Perez ‘cause he lacks the finishing skills, i.e. a good shoot… IMO Kostitsyn will be the perfect player for this line. (He got the shoot, the speed, the vision, the skills, etc...) But, right now we can clearly see that his 5 games in 7 days were holding him back. Give their time to assimilate each others style and I think we can expect them to become a dominating line and get the first wave of PP.

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