Precise description of our Russian Messiah according to Wikipedia.
"Kovalev is often considered by many critics to possess the finest raw skills in the game of hockey, surpassing the likes of great NHL standouts such as Sidney Crosby, fellow Russian Alexander Ovechkin and some even go as far as saying Kovalev surpasses the skills of Wayne Gretzky."
IMO, it's true and if you're more skilled than Gretzky, it doesn't necessarily mean you're the most talented player in history.Arguably, Kovalev is simply the most naturally gifted player in the NHL.
Yeah, and Gretzky wasn't really really talented too, he was just too smart for his peers. He did have great passing abilities, but the rest of his skills were pretty average. I find it most impressive that he could accomplish so much just with his smarts.
So it would mean Kovalev himself compared his talent to those of Crosby, Ovechkin and then to top it off.....THE GREATEST.
if that's the case..he has balls!!!!!
The kind of guy we need for to take us to LORD STANLEY'S
no kovalev didnt right on wikipedia, people like you do. thats how it works. i can go right that lapierre has the best hands in the business and if enough people agree, well then guess what. it becomes true according to wiki.
Ovechkin, Crosby, etc...are super-machines that has had a talent that was given to them at birth. While Kovy has to work at it, that way he's more of an artist that has to own his craft over time. Ovechkin is Silver Surfer; Kovalev is Doctor Strange.
welcome to hfboards, and ovechkin said it so it's true +wiki
Because he has better raw skills , doesn't mean he's a better overall player than Wayne,
all it says is that if They'd have to compete in a skills competition, ex: shot accuracy, skating drills, puck handling...he'd beat Gretzky.
it doesn't mean he has the same vision and perfect positionning like the Greatest had...
RAW SKILLS is different than OVERALL play...obviously No one would be stupid enough to compare both of these players...STATS speak louder than that.