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02-08-2007, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Shabutie View Post
Hey, I'm not saying we should expect more from him, I'm just listing reasons as to why the guy has not the slightest bit of Leadership in him. God only knows how he even got the A to begin with... Especially over guys like Souray and Rivet.
Well this is where I will have to dissagree with you. While the man has some consistancy issues, I do not think he is a bad leader. From what I have seen in interviews and by his actions in big games, he is a decent leader. To claim he "has not the slightest bit of Leadership" is pretty rediculous considering he was the captain of his countries national team. I think him having the A is a good thing, especially when there are several key members on the team who speak Russian as their first language. Rivet might be a good leader to the english speakers (but Souray and Koivu are better), but I bet the Russians will follow Kovalev more willingly simply because he can actually motivate them because they understand what he is saying.

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