Kovalev to Pittsburgh

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    Kovalev to Pittsburgh

    http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=355204

    There ya go guys and gals.
     
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    Re: Kovalev to Pittsburgh

    I'd take Kovalev over Ryder
     
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    I would take Satan over both.
     
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    Low risk, high reward for Pens. As much as I don't care for Kovalev, it was a good move for Pens. They had to do something with the injuries they have.
     
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    Washed up bum
     
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    [QUOTE]Washed up bum
    Posted by LB34[/QUOTE]

    No, wrong. Underachieving player, sure....but surrounded by talent like Crosby will thrive. Smart move by Pitt., low risk/high reward. This one bums me out.
     
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    How much have you seen him this year, TTBI?  He's past "underachieving" and into "coming to the end."  The injuries of the last couple of years have taken his legs.  I will be absolutely shocked if he has more than a brief renaissance.  And he won't be surrounded by talent like Crosby because I just don't see Crosby coming back at full strength this year.
     
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    [QUOTE]I would take Satan over both.
    Posted by misterpaulo[/QUOTE]

    Even Satan with a season ending broken wrist?
     
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    [QUOTE]How much have you seen him this year, TTBI?  He's past "underachieving" and into "coming to the end."  The injuries of the last couple of years have taken his legs.  I will be absolutely shocked if he has more than a brief renaissance.  And he won't be surrounded by talent like Crosby because I just don't see Crosby coming back at full strength this year.
    Posted by Bookboy007[/QUOTE]
    What you need to realize is this was for a 7th round pick. This is a great deal for the Pens. Kovalev this year will add more this year  then that pick will ever do. Even in his unerachieving ways.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Kovalev to Pittsburgh : What you need to realize is this was for a 7th round pick. This is a great deal for the Pens. Kovalev this year will add more this year  then that pick will ever do. Even in his unerachieving ways.
    Posted by callodthedom19[/QUOTE]

    Exactly. It was a giveaway by the Sens to save a couple bucks this year, plain and simple....
     
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    [QUOTE]How much have you seen him this year, TTBI?  He's past "underachieving" and into "coming to the end."  The injuries of the last couple of years have taken his legs.  I will be absolutely shocked if he has more than a brief renaissance.  And he won't be surrounded by talent like Crosby because I just don't see Crosby coming back at full strength this year.
    Posted by Bookboy007[/QUOTE]

    Underachieving players do so for different reasons...Kovy is the perfect example of the player who stops trying once he realizes he's playing for a team that stinks, and Ottawa is the quintessential example. On a legit playoff contender like Pittsburgh he will be more involved --and i guarantee you--will score timely and back-breaking goals in the playoffs. I only hope they don't come against the Bruins.
     
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    ...and I forgot to add, that yes, for a 7th round pick this an absolute no-brainer for the Pens. This plus the Neal acquisition--even w/out a 100% Crosby (who WILL play, and even at 75% is better than most players in the league) puts the Pens right back in the mix of dangerous eastern teams--they aint the Flyers, but they're still a team I wouldn't want to face in the post-season.


     
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    W/O a 100% Crosby (If at all) nor Malkin you have no consistent puck possession that will hurt Fluery with all the shots he must face see the Bruins 7-4 beatdown comeback in Pittsburgh. Staal is a great center but he can't carry seven games the way Crosby or Malkin can I like the Bruins chances if they meet the Pens in the playoffs.

    I don't need to address a player that was given stress/maintenance days off by Gainey when the Habs were trying to fight their way into the playoffs.
     
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    [QUOTE]W/O a 100% Crosby (If at all) nor Malkin you have no consistent puck possession that will hurt Fluery with all the shots he must face see the Bruins 7-4 beatdown comeback in Pittsburgh. Staal is a great center but he can't carry seven games the way Crosby or Malkin can I like the Bruins chances if they meet the Pens in the playoffs. I don't need to address a player that was given stress/maintenance days off by Gainey when the Habs were trying to fight their way into the playoffs.
    Posted by SanDogBrewin[/QUOTE]

    Granted, I'd rather face a less than 100% Crosby and Malkin-less Penguins team than Philly, the Caps, TB, or even the Habs (my biggest 1st-round feared opponent only b/c of the B's mostly terrible history against them.)

    But I do think Kovalev is gonna burn someone--and probably b/c most teams will consider him soft and pay him little attention...he's still got the skills and a pretty scary shot, even if his legs aren't what they were. He's a little like Ryder in that he 's capable of being a sniper--you just never know when or if it'll happen...until it does.

    Point taken on Fleury, btw...whereas TT seems to thrive on facing a ton of shots, Fleury seems to get worn down by the barrage.
     

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