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#1 ghdi

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:08 PM

Per TG

"Lamoriello said initial prognosis is Kovalchuk will miss 2-4 weeks. He's having MRI right now. X-ray was negative."


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:09 PM

That's a little better than I expected. The word "initial" doesn't leave me satisfied
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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:10 PM

In LOU speak 2-4 weeks = at least 2 Months


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:16 PM

I'd bet on closer to 4 weeks but that still leaves him healthy at the beginning of the playoffs, which I think the Devils can get to without him.


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:17 PM

He'll be out longer than that.  Take that to the bank.


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:18 PM

2-4 weeks sounds like a sprained shoulder. just let it rest, so that's good, mri will tell us if there is any tear but the doc would have known if there was any serious damage from the exam. good news all around. 1st degree sprain.


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:21 PM

I'd bet on closer to 4 weeks but that still leaves him healthy at the beginning of the playoffs, which I think the Devils can get to without him.

 

That's really really debatable, especially without Zubrus the next few games still.


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:22 PM

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:24 PM

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:25 PM

That's really really debatable, especially without Zubrus the next few games still.

 

Brodeur's going to have to be a little better and they'll have to get some bounces.  They're playing outstanding defensive hockey, and that gets you to overtimes and gets you loser points.  Hard to see the loss of Kovalchuk changing that.  The PP will be worse, though.


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:25 PM

This will really test the character of this team.

They kinda folded without Marty, but hopefully they develop Ottawa's mentality this time around.
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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:27 PM

Elias, Clarkson, Henrique appear to be settling in plus there's Lokti and Zubes should be back.


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:27 PM

This will really test the character of this team.

They kinda folded without Marty, but hopefully they develop Ottawa's mentality this time around.

 

Bad goaltending.  Yes, the offense was a bit sub-par, but a few of those games were lost due to Hedberg.


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:28 PM

pesonen is pretty solid, i'm glad he's back.


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:28 PM

Elias, Clarkson, Henrique appear to be settling in plus there's Lokti and Zubes should be back.

 

I'm a bit concerned about Loktionov maintaining his play in Kovy's absence, but we'll see.


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:29 PM

Pretty much best case scenario when I saw him skating off the ice.
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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:30 PM

Now would be the time for Travis Zajac to start earning his contract.


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:30 PM

I'm a bit concerned about Loktionov maintaining his play in Kovy's absence, but we'll see.

 

It wouldn't surprise me if he did better without him.  I mean obviously he's not going to keep scoring a goal every other game, but he'll have more responsibilities with the puck at ES and on the power play.

 

ND5:  I think Zajac is playing way better lately.


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:33 PM

Now would be the time for Travis Zajac to start earning his contract.

 

LOL, this is what I'm talking about.   Zajac was doing the same damn thing Kovy was doing 5 on 5.    And BTW, his contract starts next season.



That's really really debatable, especially without Zubrus the next few games still.

 

The East is hideous.   Who's running away from this pack?    I mean the Islanders were legitimately in the conversation and then fell off.   Really the only team that can run in from behind is Buffalo, since the SE teams counteract each other (if Washington gets in they'll dump one of the other two to get there).


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:33 PM

It wouldn't surprise me if he did better without him.  I mean obviously he's not going to keep scoring a goal every other game, but he'll have more responsibilities with the puck at ES and on the power play.

 

ND5:  I think Zajac is playing way better lately.

I'm inclined to agree that he's been playing much better, but I'd really like to start seeing some results from him. I feel we've all been fairly patient with him going 3/4 of this shortened season putting up 4th line numbers, but it's time for him to at least start producing like a second liner.

 

Btw, I didn't get a chance to watch last night's game where I've heard he put up 2 assists, so maybe he's starting to get hot, but I guess my point is that he really needs to stay hot at this point to make up for a fairly uneventful season to this point.


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