Guest habsFREAK27 Posted October 3, 2006 Report Share Posted October 3, 2006 Habs 24, knew I was giving you more credit than you deserved! (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 AMEN yees very good post *clap clap* Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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