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Um no Mr. Kovalev.

HEY Pitt27, I can't believe it!!! YOU 2-timing Kovy???? Kovy on this Board, and Beech on the Pitt Board (How can you even mention the two in the same breath????)

Kovy's gonna be upset, you after a younger guy- and a 3rd liner at that!

Might not get a signature or a goal. :cry:

Make notefor future: DOUBLE CHECK signature and BOARD before posting!!!

Just joking. Cheers. :D

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Don't worry Dice no one will ever leep frog over Kovy. He will be #1 unless something happens to him. I was using the Beech sig for when the Caps would play now it's back to Kovy for the season. Yes, I like Kris a lot but he isn't Kovy nor do I expect him to be.

*sigh* Can it be March 16th yet?

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Don't worry Dice no one will ever leep frog over Kovy. He will be #1 unless something happens to him. I was using the Beech sig for when the Caps would play now it's back to Kovy for the season. Yes, I like Kris a lot but he isn't Kovy nor do I expect him to be.

*sigh* Can it be March 16th yet?

sure if we have secured a playoff spot

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That's right! He's alive, kicking butt and taking down names!!!.  And he's just cruising now, wait til he decides to go into KOVY "warp drive"- or Lord forbid-KOVY "Light Speed".  

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KOVY could score 50 goals... He WOULD score 50, if they rolled 3 lines, and placed him on PP point- which Habs won't.

As for the "A", Kovy never liked wearing an A-  I just hope it isn't a carryover, 1 way or another, from the reported disagreement with Coach Gainey during last year's playoffs.  

HF27-  DOUBLE HIGH FIVES TO YOU --AND THERE ARE MANY MORE TO COME, NO DOUBT!    

PITT 27-  TOLD YOU KOVY WOULDN'T LET YOU DOWN.  :wink:

HEY ALL YOU CRITICS, I FEEL LIKE SINGING:

WHERE  ARE ALL THE CRITICS,

WHERE ARE ALL THE CRITICS????

here we are....here we are!

On a jet with Ribero,

Going down to Dallas,

nothing to say....going away!

Cheers. :D

Haha yeah Cheers! I am happy that the Line worked so well this saturday.

It's funny to hear from ron fournier that he saw that on the bench, Sammy and Kovy didn't stop to talk and laugh eachother and Ribeiro was just there, saying nothing and that saturday Pleks were into the convos and laughing too with the 2 russians.

Sooner or later, I htink we would have all seen that Ribeiro couldn't play on that line. (between, not because of the conversations on the bench lol!!)

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sure if we have secured a playoff spot

Habs24, would you expound on that comment? - Actually, if you and I are on the same wave length, it might be a very good insight. :D

HB27, I obviously haven't seen a game yet. Maybe, Pleks might be a perfect match. But, I'd still like to see Bonk given a try- and what might really be cool, is shifting Kovy to center and putting Perez on the line. The Russsian trio- that might be something to see (might need slo-mo replay video to actually see them , though).

:D

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Habs24, would you expound on that comment? - Actually, if you and I are on the same wave length, it might be a very good insight.  :D  

HB27, I obviously haven't seen a game yet. Maybe, Pleks might be a perfect match. But, I'd still like to see Bonk given a try- and what might really be cool, is shifting Kovy to center and putting Perez on the line. The Russsian trio- that might be something to see (might need slo-mo replay video to actually see them , though).

:D

I admit, that would be neat, but Kovalev ain't a notorious back checker.

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sure if we have secured a playoff spot

I was talking about when the Habs come to Pittsburgh in March. I'll be at the game. That's why I said it.

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I love this guy, I just hope he tries to shoot from somewhere other then the right faceoff circle on the ice, I know thats his go to spot, I mean i think he scored 1/2 of his goals from that one spot on the ice last year, just would be nice to see him shoot from other areas aswell

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Sigh... if only like the media said, kovalv played all 82 games istead of showing up 1/4 like the media CAN'T stop repeating, he'd do 260 points .... sigh :D

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well the media is right lol, but kovalev could get 45 goals and 100 points every year if he did play 82 games at full potential. but i mean knowone brings it 82 games a year.

But quite a few players bring enough to get 90 to 100 points (lots last year). Kovalev does frustrate me. However, with Kovy you have to control your expectations. If you accept the good than accept the bad. I'm not sure he understand why he is inconsistent because he is a competitior.

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all i meant guys is that i would gladly jump ahead to march 16th if we had locked down a playoff spot lol

Habs 24, knew I was giving you more credit than you deserved! :D (just kidding)-

What I thought you might be saying- (and this will probably give Pitt 27 a heart attack)- was that if the Habs were perhaps OUT of the playoff race by March 16- then Kovy could be an appealing acquisition for some other team before the trade deadline-

As for Kovy and scoring- look, it's all a matter how how Kovy's used. Jagr was a scoring champ in Pitts, and then a scoring leader in NY- but he was an average nobody with Washington. What changed? Did he lose his scoring touch, skill or ability with the Caps- of course not.

In Pittsburgh and NY, the team is built around Jagr- Sather traded for Czech limemates just so Jagr would be comfortable. The job of those linemates is to set him up to score. He plays virtually the entire PP. He is the trigger man on 5 on 3. He is on the ice in empty net situations (In the Burgh, Jagr probably scored 20-30 point a year on empty net situations)-

The canadians don't build their team around Kovy- they don't even build a line around Kovy-

Basically, Kovy could easily be among the scoring leaders in NHL- anyone can see that he has the skill- BUT, if you're not first line (which Kovy isn't); if you're going play 2nd power unit (which Kovy does) , if you're set up man for Souray on 5 on 3 (which Kovy is), if you sit the bench in empty net situations (where Kovy sits); if you're going to roll four lines and play Kovy 16-18 minutes a game (which is going to happen)- then it's hard to put up impressive numbers.

It's nuts!!! People think if Kovy just hustled a little more, or played hard ALL the time, or whatever the criticism is- he could put up more many more points. Hardly! When you have Kovy's world class skill, his point total is only limited by his opportunities- of which- given the Habs style- Kovy has little opportunity to be a league leading scorer.

Let me get an- Amen :D

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Habs 24, knew I was giving you more credit than you deserved!  :D (just kidding)-

What I thought you might be saying- (and this will probably give Pitt 27 a heart attack)- was that if the Habs were perhaps OUT of the playoff race by March 16- then Kovy could be an appealing acquisition for some other team before the trade deadline-

As for Kovy and scoring- look, it's all a matter how how Kovy's used. Jagr was a scoring champ in Pitts, and then a scoring leader in NY-  but he was an average nobody with Washington.  What changed? Did he lose his scoring touch, skill or ability with the Caps- of course not.

In Pittsburgh and NY, the team is built around Jagr- Sather traded for Czech limemates just so Jagr would be comfortable. The job of those linemates is to set him up to score. He plays virtually the entire PP. He is the trigger man on 5 on 3. He is on the ice in empty net situations (In the Burgh, Jagr probably scored 20-30 point a year on empty net situations)-

The canadians don't build their team around Kovy- they don't even build a line around Kovy-  

Basically, Kovy could easily be among the scoring leaders in NHL- anyone can see that he has the skill- BUT, if you're not first line (which Kovy isn't); if you're going play 2nd power unit (which Kovy does) , if you're set up man for Souray on 5 on 3 (which Kovy is), if you sit the bench in empty net situations (where Kovy sits); if you're going to roll four lines and play Kovy 16-18 minutes a game (which is going to happen)-  then it's hard to put up impressive numbers.

It's nuts!!! People think if Kovy just hustled a little more, or played hard ALL the time, or whatever the criticism is- he could put up more many more points. Hardly! When you have Kovy's world class skill, his point total is only limited by his opportunities- of which- given the Habs style- Kovy has little opportunity to be a league leading scorer.

Let me get an-  Amen   :D

Wow great post Dice, and it's so true. I wouldn't mind if he were to get traded as long as it was to Pittsburgh. I wouldn't have to go out and buy a new Kovy jersey if he came back. I already have two of them.

I can dream can't I? If that were to ever happen you will hear me screaming all the way here in Pittsburgh. Seeing him twice a year here in Pittsburgh isn't enough.

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I wouldn't worry about it the two times I've gone to see him (Rangers & Habs) he's been in the lineup. He wouldn't let me down. What I meant by that comment was if something happened to him that would have to make him call it quits. I don't see that happening anytime soon.

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I admit, that would be neat, but Kovalev ain't a notorious back checker.

Keith, a canard! :D He's actually very responsible defensively. It's just that he's in a can't win situation- people have always DEMANDED that he create offense- but when he does, people fault him for not being back on D. It's not quite fair.

But, I think we may be in agreement, for the most part. Those Russian guys are trained to play "units". If a D-guy pinches, a forward knows to step back. I'm thinking that that Russian trio would be slave to their training- one of them would know enough to stay high in the attacking zone.

Just dreaming here, Keith. Never going to happen, not on a Mr. Selke Carb team. Get ready!!! One Goal games. 2-1; 3-2- all decided in 3rd period. Boring!!!!!! (except for owners and Mr. bettman, they think 2-1 is exciting and good for business. )

Cheers :D

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Habs 24, knew I was giving you more credit than you deserved!  :D (just kidding)-

What I thought you might be saying- (and this will probably give Pitt 27 a heart attack)- was that if the Habs were perhaps OUT of the playoff race by March 16- then Kovy could be an appealing acquisition for some other team before the trade deadline-

As for Kovy and scoring- look, it's all a matter how how Kovy's used. Jagr was a scoring champ in Pitts, and then a scoring leader in NY-  but he was an average nobody with Washington.  What changed? Did he lose his scoring touch, skill or ability with the Caps- of course not.

In Pittsburgh and NY, the team is built around Jagr- Sather traded for Czech limemates just so Jagr would be comfortable. The job of those linemates is to set him up to score. He plays virtually the entire PP. He is the trigger man on 5 on 3. He is on the ice in empty net situations (In the Burgh, Jagr probably scored 20-30 point a year on empty net situations)-

The canadians don't build their team around Kovy- they don't even build a line around Kovy-  

Basically, Kovy could easily be among the scoring leaders in NHL- anyone can see that he has the skill- BUT, if you're not first line (which Kovy isn't); if you're going play 2nd power unit (which Kovy does) , if you're set up man for Souray on 5 on 3 (which Kovy is), if you sit the bench in empty net situations (where Kovy sits); if you're going to roll four lines and play Kovy 16-18 minutes a game (which is going to happen)-  then it's hard to put up impressive numbers.

It's nuts!!! People think if Kovy just hustled a little more, or played hard ALL the time, or whatever the criticism is- he could put up more many more points. Hardly! When you have Kovy's world class skill, his point total is only limited by his opportunities- of which- given the Habs style- Kovy has little opportunity to be a league leading scorer.

Let me get an-  Amen   :D

EXCELLENT POST

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whether he stays with the Habs or not, you have to respect and admire how well Kovalev can handle a puck, and how quickly he get get shot off. not to mention how hard his snap-shot is... he is one of the most impressive players to watch, even if he is just skating the puck out of the defensive end.

plus he made darcy tucker look like a fool

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Habs 24, knew I was giving you more credit than you deserved!  :D (just kidding)-

What I thought you might be saying- (and this will probably give Pitt 27 a heart attack)- was that if the Habs were perhaps OUT of the playoff race by March 16- then Kovy could be an appealing acquisition for some other team before the trade deadline-

As for Kovy and scoring- look, it's all a matter how how Kovy's used. Jagr was a scoring champ in Pitts, and then a scoring leader in NY-  but he was an average nobody with Washington.  What changed? Did he lose his scoring touch, skill or ability with the Caps- of course not.

In Pittsburgh and NY, the team is built around Jagr- Sather traded for Czech limemates just so Jagr would be comfortable. The job of those linemates is to set him up to score. He plays virtually the entire PP. He is the trigger man on 5 on 3. He is on the ice in empty net situations (In the Burgh, Jagr probably scored 20-30 point a year on empty net situations)-

The canadians don't build their team around Kovy- they don't even build a line around Kovy-  

Basically, Kovy could easily be among the scoring leaders in NHL- anyone can see that he has the skill- BUT, if you're not first line (which Kovy isn't); if you're going play 2nd power unit (which Kovy does) , if you're set up man for Souray on 5 on 3 (which Kovy is), if you sit the bench in empty net situations (where Kovy sits); if you're going to roll four lines and play Kovy 16-18 minutes a game (which is going to happen)-  then it's hard to put up impressive numbers.

It's nuts!!! People think if Kovy just hustled a little more, or played hard ALL the time, or whatever the criticism is- he could put up more many more points. Hardly! When you have Kovy's world class skill, his point total is only limited by his opportunities- of which- given the Habs style- Kovy has little opportunity to be a league leading scorer.

Let me get an-  Amen   :D

Definitely an excellent post! Now that he has Samsonov as a winger all that's needed is a top-notch #1 center... first line duties and everything else you said.

bw6

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