“I’ve said from day one, when you ask this guy to play the type of minutes he plays, to handle the puck as much as he does and to create as much as we need him to create, you have to live with some mistakes. You know that going in. One thing with Kovy, the mistakes have never been from lack of effort or selfishness. As long as they’re honest mistakes, you live with them because of what you ask him to do.”
This pretty much needs to be read, re-read, and read again (for good measure) by some members of this board.