IDK maybe it is just me but every time I see the title of this thread it cracks me up. It's like the OP is really anxious to see what people think the line combos will be for next year like it's the most important thing on the planet right now.
I guess I will shut up if no one else thinks the same way.
The OP is indeed interested to see what people think about our new lineup, and was not aware of the "new subjects only allowed if they are about the most important things on the planet" policy (during the offseason no less). I feel this whole forum is redundant in that case.
Kovy playing next season for at least try to help the team in the playoffs and not giving away a top 10 pick that they have to forfeit because of HIM.
I know people are all emo tonight, but Kovy has absolutely nothing to do with us forfeiting the 1st round pick.. If you want to put that on someone you need to look to Bettman and the league, or to LL for circumventing the cap, if you agree with the leagues logic..
Kovy is, and has always been, a classic sniper. And while his offensive skill set is completely superior to that of any other player on our team both in terms of technical ability and vision, he's not a typical playmaker. If you want him to produce points at his maximum potential, you need to put him a) on left wing b) next to some kind of playmaker. You want Kovy on the side of our PP firing bombs, not playing QB at the back. There's only a handful of players that "produce" anything solo in the entire game of hockey. And even those guys (Crosby, Malkin, Stamkos, Ovie) usually have more talent on their lines then Kovy does.
dr33, the thing that will block this in hockey are the GMs/league themselves. They already had the beginnings of this sort of data when the Fox Glow Puck was used. Given how terrible the league is at data keeping in general, and how the NHL GMs are a huge old boys club (seriously, you're either an ex-NHL player or the son of a GM/coach or both), it's unlikely that we see this in the next 10 years.
Totally agree.. It was a penalty for sure, but no doubt the whole incident was a direct result of the non-call a few second before on the IDENTICAL hit by Stoll on Gionta.. We definitively got the short end of the stick from the refs this whole playoffs..
Posted by njdevsftw
on 25 February 2012 - 08:00 AM
Bottom line; MZ will help this years Cup aspirations. Those other players and the 2nd round pick will not. A solid playoff performance this year may also go a long way in convincing Zach this is the place to be.