Yes, all 49 games Kovy played with us really padded his stats enough to consider that Bourque is somehow a better player then Antropov when Antro has outscored in his years before he came to Atlanta as well. But I wouldn't expect you to know that. So whats your excuse for those years???
49 games is over 60% of his season... so ya that has the potential to pad his stats a lot. Certainly enough to explain why he scored 67 points last season, vs. 59 the season before without Kovalchuk. Bourque is a 50-60 point player too, but he has other intangibles that Antropov does not. Therefore I would not even consider moving Bourque for Antropov. I'm sorry if that somehow insults you.