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Bench Kovalchuk?

  1. No (62 votes [67.39%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 67.39%

  2. Yes for Harrold (7 votes [7.61%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.61%

  3. Yes for Josefson (23 votes [25.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

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#1 halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 10:27 PM

I'd rather see Harrold come in and do his Kovalchuk impression again. They guy is clearly hurt, and I admire his toughness to play through pain. But I think the team is better off with him out of the lineup. The Power Play is just an absolute train wreck with him in there.
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 10:30 PM

the easiest way to fix the PP is to use two defensemen. they're not pulling him at this point. whether they'll be able to shove him on a plane against after tonight/tomorrow morning is a whole other thing. but if they can get him on the plane he's playing
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 10:33 PM

i can see why you are saying he's i liability- he does look a little slow.

but listen, in our current situation, you cannot pull out our star because he is just way too dangerous. you cannot bench that shot
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 10:34 PM

I voted no because there is absolutely NO CHANCE he gets benched.
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 10:34 PM

i can see why you are saying he's i liability- he does look a little slow.

but listen, in our current situation, you cannot pull out our star because he is just way too dangerous. you cannot bench that shot


he doesn't really have it. he's borderline stationary and has no skating speed. logically he shouldn't be playing but you can't tell the guy no if he's killing himself to play. if he's bad enough that they can't give him any more shots because they're afraid he'll maim himself, it's gotta be pretty bad.
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 10:36 PM

Kovy's 'only' impact is on the power play, but he really shouldn't be playing the point. Problem is there aren't too many other people that can even do it. The only other guy who does it (Zidlicky) is also hurt, and our #3 PP QB was benched in favor of Tallinder.
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 10:36 PM

I get the logic, but you need the shot, and probably the leadership.
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 10:40 PM

Yeah, you really can't bench Kovy, but you HAVE to limit his minutes. He shouldn't be playing the entirety of every power play.

When we had the back-to-back power plays, someone noted he was on ice for something like 5 minutes of a 5:30 stretch, which is probably a little nuts when he's 100%, let alone the MacGyver'd version of him we have right now, being held together with a guitar pick, wad of chewing gum, and a #2 pencil.
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 10:43 PM

I know they have to fly cross country, but with 2 days off I'm hoping the medical staff can work some sort of magic. Every little bit counts.
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 10:45 PM

Hopefully Kovy will have some more magic done and he comes back fresh.
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 10:45 PM

I know they have to fly cross country, but with 2 days off I'm hoping the medical staff can work some sort of magic. Every little bit counts.


yea, loads of oxycontin. I don't think there's much they can do for kovy at this point except numb him
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 10:46 PM

Kovy just needs to have his minutes shortened.
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 10:46 PM

yea its wishful thinking but how amazing would it be if another two day rest helps Kovy out just a little.

regardless, i think the only thing we really can/ should do is just cease to double shift him
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 10:49 PM

yea, loads of oxycontin. I don't think there's much they can do for kovy at this point except numb him


Shot of cortisone in his spine. Yep, they aren't fun but they work.
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 10:56 PM

yea, loads of oxycontin. I don't think there's much they can do for kovy at this point except numb him


I don't think they're doing it anymore. He looks worse than he did in the first 2-3 weeks of the playoffs after looking halfway decent skating wise for most of the Flyers series and the beginning of the Rangers series. If you keep numbing someone up, they don't feel pain and then they fvck themselves up worse. If you feel it at least you have limits.

He looks around 37-38 years old out there right now.

And if they ARE doing it and this is what he looks like I'm a bit concerned for his future
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 11:01 PM

I get the logic, but you need the shot, and probably the leadership.



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Posted 06 June 2012 - 11:08 PM

Shot of cortisone in his spine. Yep, they aren't fun but they work.

Yeah I think this is what they did to him during the PHI series.. Not all to knowledgeable with them, but can you do two in a close period of time?
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 11:10 PM

I can see why people would want him subbed out but to be honest he has had some great plays cause his passing is still one of the best to set up some good plays. But that's not the only reason, I think it could be a moral crusher to the team to see one of your best players taken out of the game and a show of weakness to the Kings even though both of those reasons could also be untrue. If he would be taken out though i could see JJ be a good replacement I remember seeing him hustle for the puck quite well this series when he played the first 3 games but it angers me when he is almost afraid to shoot the puck when it should be of been fired.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 11:28 PM

the easiest way to fix the PP is to use two defensemen. they're not pulling him at this point. whether they'll be able to shove him on a plane against after tonight/tomorrow morning is a whole other thing. but if they can get him on the plane he's playing


Agreed
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 11:33 PM

the easiest way to fix the PP is to use two defensemen. they're not pulling him at this point. whether they'll be able to shove him on a plane against after tonight/tomorrow morning is a whole other thing. but if they can get him on the plane he's playing


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