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12-21-2008, 12:06 AM
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Kovy interview was so funny!

Reporter : And how did you see that 1 inch of space?

Kovy: There was no room this way ( - ) so i shoot the puck this way ( l )
Hahahaha.
Just awesome.

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12-21-2008, 12:14 AM
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Also forgot to mention that Vanek was ALL over the Habs their last game against Buffalo.

Now that Komi is back and playing with Markov, Vanek was completely invisible. What a great pairing.

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12-21-2008, 01:21 AM
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Man it was great to be at the game. Wow is that new scoreboard impressive. I found myself sometimes watching the game on the scoreboard then watching the ice. Beer is still crazy expensive, but it's hard to resist getting one. I bought one of those Molson cans for $10 that the concession man was passing around on the stairs between sections. Anyways that's all I spent so it was not so bad.

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12-21-2008, 07:32 AM
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Thanks.

I hope he took that shot because he couldn't live with himself after that penalty.
The first penalty was deserved, IMO, though it is the kind I forgive a guy for, as he is battling for every inch on the ice and trying to protect the puck. He stuck out his left arm to ward off the defender, but the defender had better positon and Kovy's arm grabbed the defender's shirt and body a bit. Penalty!

The second penalty was a mistake. This time it was Kovy that had the quarter step on the guy, and his stick came up to the midsection to hook him and stayed there. It was near Kovy's hand, but this was NOT a case of offensive holding.

In neither case do I think the player should not be able to "live with himself", but I LOVE how Kovalev played with a mission all night.....overcome all obstacles and WIN.

In fact, from my POV, the main difference between the Kovalev of the last three games and the first 28 is confidence. Unlike two years ago, I find Kovalev is keeping himself in shape, not criticizing others, involved, etc. He may even be only 1 point off last year's pace, though of course, the 2nd half pace was even quicker and it will be hard for him to get 84 points again. I would be quite happy with 70-75 points if his effort level stays the same.

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12-21-2008, 08:05 AM
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Did they show a replay on that play where Komisarek went down like he got nailed in the nads? What happen?
There was a scramble in front of the Habs net, Hecht was planted right in front of Halak, Komisarek tried to shove him away from the net by shoving him once and then punching him hard in the back a second time. Hecht retaliated after the whistle by spearing Komi twice, once in the nads. The Ref called Hecht for high-sticking and Komisarek for roughing, 2 minutes on both counts. Both players should have been penalized, but I'm a firm believer that spearing should be at least a 4 minute penalty.

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12-21-2008, 08:06 AM
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Kovalev is AWARE that he is trying to do too much in some shifts..

Interesting..

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12-21-2008, 08:13 AM
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Also forgot to mention that Vanek was ALL over the Habs their last game against Buffalo.

Now that Komi is back and playing with Markov, Vanek was completely invisible. What a great pairing.
Well,Vanek has been invisible for a couple games,so i don't know if I'd give the Habs D all the credit in that case.

Agreed about Komi's return being vital,though...

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12-21-2008, 08:27 AM
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"I'm trying not to do too much," said Kovalev, who scored for the third straight game after enduring a 19-game goal drought. "I came out this year and felt pretty good, so I felt like I could do a little bit extra. But it was time to go back and not try to do everything by yourself and use your partners a little bit."

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12-21-2008, 08:57 AM
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Kovy's Corner

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"He knew I would shoot it that way and I saw him move a little bit, but I tried to release it as quick as I can," Kovalev said. "There wasn't much room, but that's my corner."
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=2603...s=topStory_nhl

And now we know the rest of the story. Kovalev owns the near inside the post shot. Actually, he does score a lot of goals that way.

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12-21-2008, 09:10 AM
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Kovalev is just something trying to look more good than effective. You see that on some bad passes and giveways. A quick backhander in direction to a teamates that IF would go through 3 people would look like an incredible pass....but since it rarely does go through 3 guys....it's a giveaway.....

Reason why he has this "The Artist" nickname....It has to look pretty.....not necessarily efficient....But then he sometimes is able to mix pretty and efficient and we saw that after his bad penalty last night...

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Kovy's Corner



http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=2603...s=topStory_nhl

And now we know the rest of the story. Kovalev owns the near inside the post shot. Actually, he does score a lot of goals that way.
He also shoots over the net that way too.

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12-21-2008, 09:19 AM
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Kovalev is just something trying to look more good than effective. You see that on some bad passes and giveways. A quick backhander in direction to a teamates that IF would go through 3 people would look like an incredible pass....but since it rarely does go through 3 guys....it's a giveaway.....

Reason why he has this "The Artist" nickname....It has to look pretty.....not necessarily efficient....But then he sometimes is able to mix pretty and efficient and we saw that after his bad penalty last night...
He's a giveaway machine, but last year and for the last 10 games i think he has been efficient.

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12-21-2008, 09:30 AM
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There was a scramble in front of the Habs net, Hecht was planted right in front of Halak, Komisarek tried to shove him away from the net by shoving him once and then punching him hard in the back a second time. Hecht retaliated after the whistle by spearing Komi twice, once in the nads. The Ref called Hecht for high-sticking and Komisarek for roughing, 2 minutes on both counts. Both players should have been penalized, but I'm a firm believer that spearing should be at least a 4 minute penalty.
I thought it was Pommninville

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12-21-2008, 09:33 AM
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lol @ TSN highlights suggesting subtly that we won bc of bad refereeing. they never say that when we lose though.

they even air Lindy Ruff complaining about the refs at the end.

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12-21-2008, 09:34 AM
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great game, and all that


but ? for all you poster out there????

1. Should not #27 be drawing more penalties then taking them??????

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12-21-2008, 01:37 PM
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I thought it was Pommninville
I didn't remember who it was, so I looked up the penalties on nhl.com and both Komi and Hecht were penalized at 10:32 of the 3rd period.

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12-21-2008, 01:39 PM
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He also shoots over the net that way too.
Kovy's backboards

LOL. Yowsers, Kovy owns the near side post backboards as well.

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12-21-2008, 01:48 PM
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He's a giveaway machine, but last year and for the last 10 games i think he has been efficient.
As long as he gets results with his shenanigans everybody will shut up and be happy.

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12-21-2008, 02:38 PM
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Can anybody youtube that Steve Bégin shift where he kept on hitting please

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12-21-2008, 02:53 PM
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Can anybody youtube that Steve Bégin shift where he kept on hitting please
That was just an awesome exhibition of checking. Nailed 3 players in that sequence and drew a huge appreciative applause from the fans.

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12-21-2008, 03:24 PM
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That was just an awesome exhibition of checking. Nailed 3 players in that sequence and drew a huge appreciative applause from the fans.
Except the fact that they were hemmed into their own zone for 2 minutes during the shift, maybe you two were reffering to a different shift though.


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12-21-2008, 03:37 PM
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Except the fact that they were hemmed into their own zone for 2 minutes during the shift, maybe you two were reffering to a different shift though.
It happened in the offensive zone, not the same shift. Begin nailed 3 players on the forecheck, great hits too.

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Except the fact that they were hemmed into their own zone for 2 minutes during the shift, maybe you two were reffering to a different shift though.
It doesn't change the fact that he nailed 3 canes during that shift. I bet if it wasn't for him they'd have scored.

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