I'm not sure why opinion and her thoughts are attacked. Just because I tink Kovalchuk is all about himself, doesn't bring teammates to the next level, and won't help the Devils win a cup doesn't make me crazy, douchebag, arsehole, or whatever others here want to call me. I'm not saying you name called, but why is my opinion always attacked? Why is it like high school on here in the fact that if you don't stand with "one's" opinion you're not in the "IN CROWD?"
Forgetting the in crowd thing, which is becoming more and more of a problem, my beef is that Kovy has given us evidence that those concerns (which I had -- I thought he could be the next Mogilny -- supremely talented 1 man show on the second line) are invalid. He's passing more and better. He's working brilliantly with a rookie center. He's sacrificing shots for team. Hell, he's even playing defense. Will he ever be as gifted at some of those things as a guy like Elias? No, but very few people will. Kovy's a better passer than Zach, but nobody calls Zach selfish. The guys in the locker room certainly seem to like Kovy a lot and feed off of his energy. You can blame Kovy for the first half of last year. I certainly did, but if you do, you have to acknowledge that he played a huge role in the turnaround, and that there is now more evidence that Langenbrunner and Maclean had more to do with the disaster than Kovy.
I had not problem with you and Manta stating your opinions last year or the summer we signed him. I defended Manta a couple times, I don't remember about you, even when I disagreed with some of what he was saying. At this point though, it's gone too far imo. There is way too much evidence that you were wrong about Kovy. There's nothing wrong with that. So was I, if not to the same degree, and I've certainly been wrong about other guys. Hell, I thought Oduya could emerge as a borderline top pairing guy. I've thought Marty was done 2 years in a row. I thought Langs was a great captain and the collapse and Flyers debacle were Lemaire's fault, with a little Kovy mixed in. Now that I've seen evidence, I've admitted I was wrong about those things, and moved on.
Not saying you have to post a lot, or that people are right for harassing you guys, because I think it has often gone too far, but I can also see where other posters are frustrated. If you really think Nash would be better, explain why. Personally, I don't, though I think Nash is a great hockey player, but I'm open to discussion.