Filling his spot with D'Agostini really won't be that different at even strength.
You can say that about a lot of players around the league in terms of ES differences. I understand and get where you are coming from and what you will use as a baseline argument, but I'm actually not willing to buy it outright without more of a sample size first. When it comes to ES play, there's more than than just the numbers. Kovy brings different elements at ES play. He'll rush the puck in, he's a terrific passer as wel despite the fact he'll turn the puck over still at a fair rate, but he also plays a pretty diverse style of hockey nowadays, bringing physicality, puck-handling, good passing. I don't see D'Agostini bringing any of those things, and our quality at forward is average at best as is, with depth still a problem as far as I see it.
Either way, we're going to find out and I don't think it's going to be pretty. I'm not a huge D'Agostini fan and I doubt he'll be on the team next year, but I'll hope for lightning in a bottle here.
And I never thought we'd see it, but the impact Kovy had on the PK will be felt, but the PP will obviously be moreso.
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