Yes Kovy has not tried very hard lately but has anyone else seen just how slow has has gotten?
He has lost 1.5-2 steps since last year and that does not come back ever. He tries to do things like last year but he can't beat any d-man now. can't pull away from anybody even if he in on a breakaway.
He still has skills but he is down to the PP only, where he sits on the side boards distributing the passes.
This now is Koivu's team.. If the team loses the next two games, Koivu's gone.. If they win both, Kovy's gone..
This could be what will sortoff happend.. In ways..
Whatever.. Bob gave the team to Koivu today..
Seems like we can't keep both so..
1 thing: Horsecrap.
Gainey isn't deciding between Koivu and Kovalev, I'll bet my house on that. Kovalev has already made Gainey's decision for him - he is either already gone - or will be barring a superhuman effort the rest of the way. Koivu is not going anywhere.