On another note, not sure how everything was for his family and what not, but this had to be the worst possible year hockey results wise for Kovy.
- The Russians didn't medal at the Olympics
- He injured his knee during the Olympics and probably shouldn't have continued playing
- He played through the rest of the season with that injury and struggled mightily
- With all the expectations for his huge spending St Petersburg team, they flamed out early in the playoffs and the owner fired everyone
- He skipped the WC to get surgery and the Russians wold Gold
"The Stanley Cup has fallen from the Stars. The new millennium has its first Stanley Cup Champion, and it's the New Jersey Devils." Mike Miller calling the Devils winning the Stanley Cup.
"It goes to the captain and then there are handoffs during a skate around the ice" Mike Emrick as Scott Stevens is being presented the Stanley Cup.