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12-03-2008, 10:20 AM
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AK46 5 points in last 2 games and ...

Andrei has 5 points in his last 2 games and he has +8 (+/-), second best after Koivu with a +9.

I knew this would happen the day they would separate Kovy and him from the same line.
I like Kovy but they play almost the same style.
I want to keep Kovy and take advantage to have them in two seperate line giving the CH a more productive team.

They are two beast when they play in different lines.



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Andrei has 5 points in his last 2 games and he has +8 (+/-), second best after Koivu with a +9.

I knew this would happen the day they would separate Kovy and him from the same line.
I like Kovy but they play almost the same style.
I want to keep Kovy and take advantage to have them in two seperate line giving the CH a more productive team.

They are two beast when they play in different lines.

dont need the salary and the diva attitude that Kovy brings


I take A. Kost , push Kovalev out and run!

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I'm pretty sure he's got 1 PPG or really close to when he's away from Kovalev.

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He didn't have that attitude last year. Give him a couple of games i you will see.


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No bashing on Kovy but he just loves to control the puck and keep it. Last year he was weaving magic on the ice and this year's a lil tougher so he can't pull tricks out of his hat to make his linemates produce. If you dont give the puck to a "shoot-first" player like AK46, there is no way in hell that he's gonna put up points. Totally agree that Kovy and AK46 are made to be apart... until Kovy's magic touch re-appears.

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Andrei is a beast!!
I love seeing him come down the wing with the puck.

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I think that playing him in the fourth line and the talk he had with Kovy made him realize that he's better that he throught he was.
Everybody in life, at one point passed throught this faze.

Examples: John Leclair, Vincent Lecavalier, Joe Thorton and many more...

AK46

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He has been playing very well and showing a lot of the jump he displayed last season. The one thing I find strange though is he's doing all of this while playing LW.

I'm not knocking the posters who have been wishing for Andrei to be moved to that position. Just pointing out that Andrei is such a talented player and needs to have the puck. When he gets it, it doesn't really matter what wing he plays on.

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I agree, he's so talented and LW or RW doesn't really matter!

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^ are you sure? He's good on LW yes, but you can see his confidence and dominance on the RW

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^ are you sure? He's good on LW yes, but you can see his confidence and dominance on the RW
Yes, but he seemed to do a good job dominating last night as well J. I'm not saying he shouldn't play RW. I'm saying that he's talented enough that there isn't a huge drop off in his play when he does.

I think it's more putting him on a line where he can carry the puck and display his skills. More then Andrei playing a certain position.

Edit: After saying that, I would have no problem if Carbo decided to put Andrei on RW on a line with Koivu/Tanguay.

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i'm tempted to pull a TheDamned here and say "bandwagon full"

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I think that playing him in the fourth line and the talk he had with Kovy made him realize that he's better that he throught he was.
Everybody in life, at one point passed throught this faze.
I get what you are saying, but I'm not sure that is so much the case. If he had been playing with Kovy all that time and struggled, then had the talk and picked his game up then fair enough. But we saw once he was moved onto the Lang line that he still had his game, he just hadn't been able to play it. Then he was put back on the ATAK line and his play dropped off a bit. Then moved off that line and his game re-appears. Confidence may well be a factor, but he looked pretty confident in previous games when he was not with Kovalev.

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He has been playing very well and showing a lot of the jump he displayed last season. The one thing I find strange though is he's doing all of this while playing LW.

I'm not knocking the posters who have been wishing for Andrei to be moved to that position. Just pointing out that Andrei is such a talented player and needs to have the puck. When he gets it, it doesn't really matter what wing he plays on.
Moved to left wing? He never left it

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i'm tempted to pull a TheDamned here and say "bandwagon full"
You can't do that... It's libel against Kovalev

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I agree, he's so talented and LW or RW doesn't really matter!
Exactly my point. The "Left Wing Liberation" was probably quite silent seeing both plays on the left wing.

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i'm tempted to pull a TheDamned here and say "bandwagon full"
i was going to say the exact thing.


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Exactly my point. The "Left Wing Liberation" was probably quite silent seeing both plays on the left wing.
I think you miss the point of why people want to see him on the right. It's not because people don't think he can play on the left, clearly he can, but because he shows such impressive ability, confidence and skills when on the right. People just want to know what he would be capable of with regular time in that position, if he would be much the same as on the left, or if he would be even better.

Some people want to see Lats play more with Saku because they see he plays better with him than with other linemates (although there are few who don't play better with Saku). Similar thing here, people see the fantastic plays Andrei makes from the right wing and want to see it more often.

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Andrei has 5 points in his last 2 games and he has +8 (+/-), second best after Koivu with a +9.

I knew this would happen the day they would separate Kovy and him from the same line.
I like Kovy but they play almost the same style.
I want to keep Kovy and take advantage to have them in two seperate line giving the CH a more productive team.

They are two beast when they play in different lines.

I'd like to see him with Koivu for 15-20 games, really let them get comfortable. Their styles seem to fit together.

A.Kost was looking a lot like Hossa last night. When he is using his strength, skating and hands.

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I'd like to see him with Koivu for 15-20 games, really let them get comfortable. Their styles seem to fit together.

A.Kost was looking a lot like Hossa last night. When he is using his strength, skating and hands.
That's who the scouts compared him to in his rookie camp. I see a lot of Hossa in him and if he can ever be consistent in the league he will be a similar kind of player.

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Yes, but he seemed to do a good job dominating last night as well J. I'm not saying he shouldn't play RW. I'm saying that he's talented enough that there isn't a huge drop off in his play when he does.

I think it's more putting him on a line where he can carry the puck and display his skills. More then Andrei playing a certain position.

Edit: After saying that, I would have no problem if Carbo decided to put Andrei on RW on a line with Koivu/Tanguay.
Higgins and Plekanec are both in slump and I think Andrei could be the best bet to get them to work again. It would also give us three balanced line.

Tanguay-Koivu-D'ago
Higgins-Plekanec-Akost
Skost-Lang-Kovalev
Latendresse-Lapiere-Kosto

Sorry Lats, D'ago's got it so far.

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I think you miss the point of why people want to see him on the right. It's not because people don't think he can play on the left, clearly he can, but because he shows such impressive ability, confidence and skills when on the right. People just want to know what he would be capable of with regular time in that position, if he would be much the same as on the left, or if he would be even better.

Some people want to see Lats play more with Saku because they see he plays better with him than with other linemates (although there are few who don't play better with Saku). Similar thing here, people see the fantastic plays Andrei makes from the right wing and want to see it more often.
Couldn't have said it better. Ty QGD.

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I laughed so hard yesterday. After AK46 tried the wrap around that lead to the first goal, Brunet was trying hard not to give credit to the guy. At first he said Mat had scored off a pass from Saku. Then he said 'number 46' carried the puck. Never naming Andrei. Made me laugh.

That aside, good showing from the kid. I'd love to see a Tanguay - Saku - A. Kost since even yesterday you could see Andrei trying to go to the right wing when carrying the puck. But I was happy with Mat's play on that line so I wouldn't be surprised to see him there again.

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Moved to left wing? He never left it
lol...smart ass, thanks for the correction.

I do agree with you QGD, as I've wished that Andrei would get a chance to play RW on a line with Koivu/Tanguay for some time now. Plus I've read all the great things that posters like yourself and others that are die hard Dawg fans have posted here, with regards to Andrei playing RW.

My smart ass comment was more directed at the posters that claimed that Carbo was killing Andrei by keeping him on LW. Personally I don't think that is the case, but to each their own I guess. I've just noticed that whenever Andrei is able to carry the puck, he creates things. Regardless of what wing he plays on.


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