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12-30-2009, 06:37 PM
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Why Nash but not Kovy?
i think Rick Nash is a better hockey player.

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12-30-2009, 06:45 PM
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i think Rick Nash is a better hockey player.
Well that's some quality insight

Defensive game, physicality, leadership, intangibles?

I put Nash and Kovy on equal footing. Kovy is a little better offensively, Nash defensively. They are different players, but of the same overall caliber.

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12-30-2009, 07:10 PM
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Look, I know this has already been addressed by others Tony, but I dunno about this argument above.

In no manner, way, shape, or form, is Alexander Frolov anywhere near the concern of Anze Kopitar's performance, both short, mid, and long term.

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That whole post was excellent bland, and you make some great points.

I think Frolov is an excellent player, and he's been my favorite King on many occasions, but it's painfully obvious from management-speak and team actions that his time in LA has expired, and it frustrates me to no end that he's still around if that is indeed the case. His value as a player was highest last season, and has been steadily declining ever since. His muted offensive production this season in a contract year isn't helping matters at all.

It's an odd feeling though, because he has been a positive contributor on this team for so many seasons now. In addition he was drafted by the Kings and it'll be hard not to see his departure as a failure in some respects... particularly with development. He's one of those players that developed the skills he did in spite of the development system in place during his formative years with the Kings, not because of it. As frustrating as it is to still he him here... it's even more frustrating since it's just another reminder of the craptastic development system we had in place for youth prior to Dean rolling in to town. I'll be sad to see him go.

But I do agree with your point that this franchise does have all its eggs in the Kopitar basket for years to come. Your assessment is bang on.

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12-30-2009, 08:08 PM
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For the first time this season I'm beginning to be concerned with the Kings. Kopitar looks like a totally different player but he is playing with musical chair wingers. He's still on pace for 81 points in 81 games and a career high 247 shots on goal. This team needs to put together another winning streak ASAP.

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12-30-2009, 08:14 PM
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For the first time this season I'm beginning to be concerned with the Kings. Kopitar looks like a totally different player but he is playing with musical chair wingers. He's still on pace for 81 points in 81 games and a career high 247 shots on goal. This team needs to put together another winning streak ASAP.

you realize that if he continues to score at his current clip he's looking at around 58 points, right?

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12-30-2009, 08:32 PM
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Boys, plays like Kovy do not come around too often. His name is rightfully spoken in the same breath as Ovechkin and Crosby. Getting an elite talent like that, if you can do it for the loss of one roster player (Kopitar included) is to me a no brainer.

From Atlanta's perspective, it stings less because they arguably get a big star back who is locked up.

From the Kings' perspective, they get that elite talent they are missing at the forward position and wished Kopitar to become

I am by no means begrudging Kopitar. For goodness sake, I am the nut that started the whole Kopitarian thing but there are certain players in this league that if you can get them at the price they are worth, you do it. Kovy has been the Thrashers franchise. He can be ours at the forward position.

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12-30-2009, 08:34 PM
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Boys, plays like Kovy do not come around too often. His name is rightfully spoken in the same breath as Ovechkin and Crosby. Getting an elite talent like that, if you can do it for the loss of one roster player (Kopitar included) is to me a no brainer.

From Atlanta's perspective, it stings less because they arguably get a big star back who is locked up.

From the Kings' perspective, they get that elite talent they are missing at the forward position and wished Kopitar to become

I am by no means begrudging Kopitar. For goodness sake, I am the nut that started the whole Kopitarian thing but there are certain players in this league that if you can get them at the price they are worth, you do it. Kovy has been the Thrashers franchise. He can be ours at the forward position.
Keep your voice down, the centerians are going to hear you and condemn you to center oblivion! Oh no! Here comes SFKingshomer! You are doomed Zad! Run for you life!

I agree wholeheartedly.

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12-30-2009, 08:38 PM
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Boys, plays like Kovy do not come around too often. His name is rightfully spoken in the same breath as Ovechkin and Crosby. Getting an elite talent like that, if you can do it for the loss of one roster player (Kopitar included) is to me a no brainer.

From Atlanta's perspective, it stings less because they arguably get a big star back who is locked up.

From the Kings' perspective, they get that elite talent they are missing at the forward position and wished Kopitar to become

I am by no means begrudging Kopitar. For goodness sake, I am the nut that started the whole Kopitarian thing but there are certain players in this league that if you can get them at the price they are worth, you do it. Kovy has been the Thrashers franchise. He can be ours at the forward position.
Sell out!

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