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02-29-2004, 09:27 AM
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It's a ******** line...

I've said it from day 1 that Nedved and Kovalev together do not make any sense. They clash. There's no complementary play. They can play as hard as they want but their styles mesh so badly that they will not be effective. Nedved likes to go with the puck at 100 MPH and try and get something done on the rush. Kovalev likes to slow things down and make things happen. Whether along the boards, or what-have-you. He was successful with guys like Randy Robitaille and Morozov because those guys kept it simple. Got him the puck when possible and crowded the front of the net for the inevitable pass or shot. Nedved's a puck carrier - so is Kovalev - why are they together? It's really been irking me all season.

And don't get me started on Hlavac. Not sure why that experiment's still going on. Wiseman or Moore could benefit and provide more from that side than Hlavac. It's gotten silly (almost as silly as Holik being the top line center on this team).

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