how is he making stuff up? Ive never heard any player say kovy is a bad teammate. In fact a lot of players on the devils say he's one of the best teammates they have ever had.
Making ups stuff as in: I have never ONCE said that Kovy was a bad teammate,
In fact, for those paying attention, I have stated on numerous occassions how impressed I was with his earnest effort to fit, learn the system and be a good teammate.
I have never made any reference to Kovy the player (with the except his turnovers and his defensive lapses prior to coming here). My whole argument against the trade was the organizations attempt to fit what I considered a square peg (offense first player) in a round whole (Defense first style of play). That is it.
For those ACTUALLY following my statements the past few years I have only mentioned the Kovy "Acquistion" never the player.
I was commenting on the change in organizational dynamics and the resulting shift within the lockerroom (right or wrong), the financial problems attaining a position we did not need (our Defense was always my main concern), and the implosion of one of my favorite coaches in Jacques Lemaire in making bad decisions with Kovy to show he was "in charge" as the team tunned him out more and more.
For the final time it is too early to define this trade as a success or failure at this point in time.