Posted 14 October 2011 - 09:48 AM
If he has as light reduction in point production (5-10 goals less and 10-15 points less) I wouldn't be unhappy because that means his teammates are scoring as well. No one has mentioned the vast improvement of Kovy's two way game either. Every night I notice him making a good defensive play or two.
Well, that's what happened last year (reduced production) and his team finished dead last in scoring. Kovy scoring/producing less has no correlation to his teammates scoring more.
He was a -28 last season. He did show improvements for a chunk of last season, but I wouldn't call them vast, and what I feared might happen looks it's starting to: take Lemaire, seemingly the one and only coach that could get through to Kovy, out of the equation and the bad habits/dumb decisions start coming back.
I know a lot of Devil fans want to see the silver lining in the worst way when it comes to Kovy (and 100% of us want this to work out...who wouldn't?), especially with the financial commitment made to him, but I don't see how anyone can be happy with his Devil career so far. If he's wearing the red, white and blue across the river and playing the way he's played overall since coming here, we're all laughing at the Rangers for yet another bad contract signing.
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 14 October 2011 - 09:50 AM.
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