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03-17-2006, 02:35 PM
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then how can you have no problem with the way he plays in the season? you think by him grabing his *** on the ice is gonna help montreal make the playoffs.
His job is to put up points and to offensively inspire other teamates. He also has the other teams frequently put two players on him. In general, I think he is doing what he should be doing and I don't mind him taking a few shifts off because I think he is holding up to what he should be doing.

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Kovalev doesnt take shifts off, he takes games off

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Kovalev doesnt take shifts off, he takes games off
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Koivu:
Last 20 games: 2 goals, 8 assists, 10 points (both goals came in one night)

Ryder:
Last 19 games: 4 goals, 5 assists, 9 points (3 goals came in one night)

Bulis:
Last 13 games: 3 goals, 2 assists, 5 points

Bonk:
45 Games: 2 goals, 13 assists, 15 points

Zednik:
Last 27 games: 3 goals, 4 assists, 7 points

Begin:
Last 45 games: 4 goals, 4 assists, 8 points

Perezhogin:
Last 44 games: 4 goals, 3 assists, 7 points

This is pretty sad... that's virtually 7 of our top 10 forwards.

Only guys who you can say are at least producing.

Kovalev: Last 14 games: 6 goals, 10 assists, 16 points

Ribeiro: Last 12 games: 4 goals, 4 assists, 8 points

Higgins: Last 9 games: 6 goals, 1 assists, 7 points

Man our offense has gone out the drain it seems! Only 3 goals in our past 3 games.
Again, I think to focus on Kovalev right now, is not the right way to look at things. He is doing what he should be doing.
Yes, it is true stats are not everything. I think Ribs and Higgings have played great and Kovalev and Begin are doing what they should. What about the others...?

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im not after Kovalev, thank god he is playing good, because like u said, look at those stats, its sad, it really is.

but i dont understand how you can be alright with him not playing all the time.
Im an ice hockey coach, and trust me, when you know what one of your players can do, but he doesnt do it, it drives you crazy! Maybe thats why it drives me nuts when i see him take a night off, just like its driving me nuts that Ryder, Koivu ect.. havent been producing

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I think thats rather ironic when you're signature is Latendresse!!!!!!
lol Yeah I haven't changed that since the pre-season when this board thought he was the second coming of Todd Bertuzzi.

Fact is, weather people will admit it or not, Kovalev does not always have the desire to try.

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03-17-2006, 03:12 PM
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im not after Kovalev, thank god he is playing good, because like u said, look at those stats, its sad, it really is.

but i dont understand how you can be alright with him not playing all the time.
Im an ice hockey coach, and trust me, when you know what one of your players can do, but he doesnt do it, it drives you crazy! Maybe thats why it drives me nuts when i see him take a night off, just like its driving me nuts that Ryder, Koivu ect.. havent been producing
Here are some of my reasons:
You have to cut some slack to players with that type of talent.
Yes he may take some time off but the little times he does play full blast, he will give much more to the team then any other player will ever be able too.

A few good shifts a night is fine by me, as long as he produces regularly, shows up when it counts and in critical times.

I can do an analogy with tennis.
Great tennis players don't play 100% all the time. They manage their production and energy through the tournaments. (Same as chess players btw and a lot of professionals)
Only the ones with superior talent can do this and be effective. (in the NHL, anyway)

The one thing that is very important, however, is that they can raise their game a notch (or two) when they absolutely need to.

There is a book on tennis called: winning ugly. (by Brad Gilbert)
You should read it. Sure it is mostly about tennis but I think there is a lot of information that can be applied to any competition. Gilbert was, among other things, the one who helped Agassi become #1 for the first time.

Back to hockey,

82 games is long.
If you don't manage your energy, the hole team can go into a slump at the same time. I just see it as bad team energy managment when that happends.

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