I get the desire to defend Kovy, but let's not bash Elias. It's almost impossible to succeed when you're the only viable scoring threat, which is what Elias was when Kovy went down. Also, Patty's defense and penalty killing are huge. He's an elite defensive forward, and the Devils have built an identity based on 2 way play. Kovy's gotten much better, but Elias is still the master.
Also, I don't get how people are minusing Patty or Kovy. I know most of us want one or the other to win, but they're both clearly the best players on the team. I'm not voting Kovy down until everyone else is gone.
I love Patty. I've been giving him minuses since VicRattle started minusing Kovy (from very early on) just so Elias would take first. It's immature, it's probably not the way this should be played - but hell if I was gonna see Kovy go down without a fight.
Ilya Kovalchuk ------ 65+
Patrik Elias ----------- 63-
Dainius Zubrus-------- 35
Martin Brodeur-------- 27
Andy Greene---------- 25
Adam Larsson--------- 21
Edited by Neb00rs, 09 June 2013 - 10:00 PM.