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04-08-2010, 09:48 PM
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I'd say the injury looked pretty serious. The hit was fine, it's just the way he hit the boards.
Either his ankle or his knee, either way he ain't going to be playing much hockey for a while.

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04-08-2010, 09:52 PM
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na na naaaa na, na na naaaa na, hey hey hey, gooodbye....

oh right, i forgot he plays for us now.

EDIT: too bad too. he had 5 shots half way through the game and was playing one of his best in a long time. the injury didn't look good.


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04-08-2010, 09:55 PM
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Looked like he was getting carried down the tunnel. Seems pretty serious.

It gets even worse when you realize this may pave the way for Cheechoo's glorious return.

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We can really use him in the playoffs, hopefully he's not out too long. Let's not forget that he's still a threat that other teams need to respect and who knows what side of him we'd see in the playoffs.

Fingers crossed...

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There are No shootouts in the playoffs. I think the Sens will be fine, if his injury is serious.

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He will play.

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Hard work beats out talent when talent doesn't work hard enough.... and is hurt.

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I'd rather have Kovalev than Michalek for the playoffs.

don't agree? ask any sharks fan.

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Traditionally Kovalev raises his game in the playoffs. Even if he doesn't he's still a threat that makes decisions difficult for the coaching staff. He opens up ice for his linemates, and draws better checkers making it easier for other lines to produce.

If Kovalev misses playoff time it is a huge blow to ottawa's chances.

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04-08-2010, 10:48 PM
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Traditionally Kovalev raises his game in the playoffs. Even if he doesn't he's still a threat that makes decisions difficult for the coaching staff. He opens up ice for his linemates, and draws better checkers making it easier for other lines to produce.

If Kovalev misses playoff time it is a huge blow to ottawa's chances.
It really isn't, this team has shown it's more then capable of beating good teams with Kovalev being nonexistent on the ice.

If Kovalev doesn't play do we really have to hear endless talk of Kovalev's mythical playoff prowess everyday? The fact he won a Stanley Cup 16 years ago really means nothing to me, that was eons ago.

The guy has shown no effort since the Olympics, I"m really not surprised he got hurt tonight, he's 37 and tried to turn it on after floating game after game for weeks. Innocent enough play, but he hasn't looked too strong or fit for a while now.

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04-08-2010, 11:33 PM
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Hard work beats out talent when talent doesn't work hard enough.... and is hurt.
we have enough hard workers in our bottom 6 who dont have a ton of skill.


I will take the skill thanks

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04-09-2010, 12:46 AM
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He'll be ready, guys. He's going to want to prove everyone wrong. You'll see. This is one Russian bum that I've trusted since day one, and everyone will see.

Kovie!

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04-09-2010, 12:54 AM
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It really isn't, this team has shown it's more then capable of beating good teams with Kovalev being nonexistent on the ice.

If Kovalev doesn't play do we really have to hear endless talk of Kovalev's mythical playoff prowess everyday? The fact he won a Stanley Cup 16 years ago really means nothing to me, that was eons ago.

The guy has shown no effort since the Olympics, I"m really not surprised he got hurt tonight, he's 37 and tried to turn it on after floating game after game for weeks. Innocent enough play, but he hasn't looked too strong or fit for a while now.
The points I made are valid regardless of Kovalev's point production. I'll take a somewhat productive Kovalev over a Ryan Shannon any day. Not crazy about the contract, but things are as they are. Would this team be better with 5 million in empty cap space or Kovalev? I believe the latter.

Kovalev, if healthy, might just turn it up in the playoffs regardless. I really don't understand why some people think the Sens aren't hurting big time by losing the guy.

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04-09-2010, 01:16 AM
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Shades of Hasek
Kuba is shades of Hasek, if Kuba was somehow integral to our teams success.

I'm not really sure what Kovalev is shades of. Who was the last Sens player who in his last 17 games had a statline of 1 goal, 1 assist, while being -15 before injury?


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The points I made are valid regardless of Kovalev's point production. I'll take a somewhat productive Kovalev over a Ryan Shannon any day. Not crazy about the contract, but things are as they are. Would this team be better with 5 million in empty cap space or Kovalev? I believe the latter.

Kovalev, if healthy, might just turn it up in the playoffs regardless. I really don't understand why some people think the Sens aren't hurting big time by losing the guy.
Why can't people understand that whether Kovalev puts up points or not that he is another threat out there for the opposing team to focus on. No opposing team in their right mind wouldnt check Kovalev closely in the playoffs with the talent and shot he has. Which in turn gives players on his line more space to create. Just him being on the ice changes the opposing teams defence. Especially on the powerplay. Without Kovalev we pretty much go back to being a one line team.

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04-09-2010, 06:32 AM
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I wonder if he has to have his knee drained of fluid in the offseason. I know that has been a problem for him in the past after he had surgery at one point. I don't think he had his kneed drained once when he was with the Canadiens, but before that he had to do it a lot due to fluid building up inside of it.

I would like to add even though he hasn't had a great season and he hasn't been able to do much in terms of producing of late he did add secondary scoring for large portions of the season when the team needed it. At one point he was only 2 points behind alfie for the team lead... IMO without his production the Sens would be out of the playoffs. Yeah there are a lot of guys who are more consistent on the team in many ways, but they are expected to be and thats why they are on the first line. You still need secondary production to be effective over the course of long seasons or long playoffs.

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04-09-2010, 06:37 AM
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Traditionally Kovalev raises his game in the playoffs. Even if he doesn't he's still a threat that makes decisions difficult for the coaching staff. He opens up ice for his linemates, and draws better checkers making it easier for other lines to produce.

If Kovalev misses playoff time it is a huge blow to ottawa's chances.
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Why can't people understand that whether Kovalev puts up points or not that he is another threat out there for the opposing team to focus on. No opposing team in their right mind wouldnt check Kovalev closely in the playoffs with the talent and shot he has. Which in turn gives players on his line more space to create. Just him being on the ice changes the opposing teams defence. Especially on the powerplay. Without Kovalev we pretty much go back to being a one line team.
And this. I agree with all of what you said, except the last line. I wouldn't say we are again a one line team without Kovy. We still have Alfie, Spezza, Regin, Foligno, and Cullen. Even the Ruutu-Kelly-Neil line pitches in the odd goal, in addition to the energy shifts they produce and the penalties they draw for us.

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He'll be ready, guys. He's going to want to prove everyone wrong. You'll see. This is one Russian bum that I've trusted since day one, and everyone will see.

Kovie!
Don't hold your breath. Did you see the injury? it didn't look good.

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Why can't people understand that whether Kovalev puts up points or not that he is another threat out there for the opposing team to focus on. No opposing team in their right mind wouldnt check Kovalev closely in the playoffs with the talent and shot he has. Which in turn gives players on his line more space to create. Just him being on the ice changes the opposing teams defence. Especially on the powerplay. Without Kovalev we pretty much go back to being a one line team.
This. He opens up space for other "harder working players" see Mike Fisher. Koive also compliments Shannon's speed by getting him the puck at full speed. Regin looked great with him this year too, al;though Regin looking good with Spezza make me believe in Regin's hockey IQ more than ever

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