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Why does Carbo always bring the Kovy-Plex-AKost line back together?

View Poll Results: Why does Carbonneau always come back with the AKost-Plek-Kovy line?
It worked last season it will work this season. 69 48.59%
They all play best when they're with each other. 4 2.82%
Kovalev insists to play with them. 10 7.04%
Plekanec and Kostitsyn play better with Kovalev. 0 0%
Kovalev plays better with Plekanec and Kostitsyn. 7 4.93%
Kovalev needs to look good because he's about to be traded. 5 3.52%
All 3 are from Eastern Europe. 2 1.41%
Kovalev can't play with other players. 16 11.27%
They're the 3 best players, they should play together. 11 7.75%
Another reason. 18 12.68%
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02-22-2009, 01:21 AM
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Why does Carbo always bring the Kovy-Plex-AKost line back together?

I believe Carbo wants to win. I want to know the main reason why you think he constantly brings that line back together (even if it means breaking up successful lines).

Whether you agree or disagree with Carbonneau doesn't matter. I don't want your reason, but what you believe is his reason to bring the line back together.


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I think I remember him saying something about it working last year, sometime this season. So that's where I put my vote.

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I believe Carbo wants to win. I want to know the main reason why you think he constantly brings that line back together (even if it means breaking up successfull lines).

Whether you agree or disagree with Carbonneau It doesn't matter. I don't want your reason, but what you believe is his reason to bring the line back together.
Simple.. both Pleks and A.Kost just had their best moments of the season togheter and Kovalev wasnt there.. So, everyone know now what was the prob on this line.. Kovalev saw them play agaisnt the Caps and the Pens.. So Carbo put Kovy again on this line to give him the opportunity to prove the line can be back at what they were doing best last season.. The prob on this line is identified, now all the pressure is on Kovy, will have to work hard the way Carbo wants him to do.. Kovy has now 3 games to prove he can keep it up..

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Why do people ask questions like this after a game in wich it worked? It also worked last year

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Because like me, its hard to understand how it worked perfectly last season and not this year. It's the same players.

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I beleive that Kovalev isnt really compatible ( or vice versa ) with the other lines has something to do with it too.

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wasn't it reported that Pleks and AK requested the line reunite?

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Why do people ask questions like this after a game in wich it worked? It also worked last year
you mean, about the only game it worked this season... right ?

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Simple.. both Pleks and A.Kost just had their best moments of the season togheter and Kovalev wasnt there.. So, everyone know now what was the prob on this line..
Do you watch games ? Kovalev isn't responsible for Plek and Kost's slow starts, they only have themselves to blame. Besides, there's been plenty of line movement all season long. Plek and Kost had plenty of chances to prove themselves away from Kovalev prior to the 2 day break. There's only one reason for the current shake up : Bob Gainey.

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At first I thought it was a bad idea but after the Ottawa game iuno they looked pretty good.

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At first I thought it was a bad idea but after the Ottawa game iuno they looked pretty good.
I didn't watch it, but I heard A Kost was pretty much invisible after getting 5 points in 2 games without Kovalev.

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Plek can stay w/ Kovy.. AK no

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Carbo is dumb.. or stubborn..

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Because they're the three best Habs offensive players.

The annoying thing is not that he puts them together but that they play so few minutes.

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I didn't watch it, but I heard A Kost was pretty much invisible after getting 5 points in 2 games without Kovalev.
Kostitsyn also played 13 minutes only because we spent two periods on the pk. When he played he played well, imho. The line had a few dominant shifts together.

Kovalev shouldn't be killing penalties all the time. He's good at it but he needs to play more 5vs5. Same with Plekanec.

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Because they're the three best Habs offensive players.

The annoying thing is not that he puts them together but that they play so few minutes.
That's exactly it. Kostitsyn and Kovalev are both excellent wingers. With Plekanec in between and Markov and Schneider behind them, its a huge offensive threat.

Chemistry isn't an issue either, especially if they were one of the top lines last year.

I'm just happy that the Canadiens are back on track.

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Putting Kovalev and Andrei on the same line is only holding Andrei back from being a goal scorer like Kovalev is.

Kovy and Andrei should both be playing RW on 2 separate lines. Andrei is more comfortable when he plays his NATURAL POSITION so I don't understand why Carbo insists on holding Andrei back. We all seen what Andrei can do when he plays the RW away from Kovy and it means Andrei scores more points, makes better plays and plays a lot better.

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I'll give my best shot at reading Carbonneau's mind on this issue:

I think Carbo believes that Kovalev is the driving force of our offence.
-If Kovalev is on top of his game, he believes we stand a good chance to win.
-Everything is done to keep him producing. Everything is done to keep him happy.
-He's aware that Plekanec and Kostitsyn don't play as well with him.
-He sees the same statistics as us (only 1 first and 1 second assist all season on Akost's 22 goals and Plekanec's disastrous season) but that it's a small price to pay if Kovalev plays well.
-He either believes Kovalev and Koivu don't want to play together or Kovalev plays even worse with Koivu than Plekanec.
-And if Kovalev's happy you avoid one major dressing room problem.


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Put AK46 with Koivu and Higgins, and put MaxPac with Kovalev and Pleks.....and then, leave those lines alone for a week or 2, and limit your line tinkering to the 3rd and 4th.

Put Tanguay in there somewhere when he comes back....probably with Koivu and AK46.

That is all.

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Because Mangiola runs this motha****a and he said so!

Nah, It's because it worked last year, top 5 line in the NHL.

The key to their succes is when Kovalev plays hockey and not like a Harlem globetrotter. Kovy is much better when he simplifies his game.

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carbo is just a bonehead. thats all!

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Because Guy Lafleur told him to.

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Last year it was one of the best lines in the NHL. He believes in the players to get it done. With the way Pleks has been playing in the last week and hopefully a rejuvenated Kovalev, watch out.

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