rananda wrote:jesse, please reply honestly, how many of morozov's games have you watched this season? honestly, how many?
i saw video clips of most of morozov's goals last season and they were scored in a variety of way, perimeter and at the net.
rushockey.com correspondant sergei balashov has called malkin and morozov the rsl's best players this year.
do you know how many of kovalchuk's league leading goals have been scored in tight? he must be a bad player too.
I've seen the majority of his goals this year, not as many games because my Russian contact Ilya moved away for school this past semester.
Morozov might be a good player in RSL, according to Balashov, but he's not a hard worker, and he isn't going in and working for the puck. I'd be willing to argue that all day.
He's a perimeter shooter. Kovalchuk is a monster in the NHL because there are times when he isn't cherrypicking and he's working hard.
We'll see how Evgenii does when he arrives here. I'll put my tuition up that he works about x10 as hard as Morozov ever would.
Morozov is a wonderful Superleague player. Great. He sucks here, and he's nicknamed Nurse for a reason.
Basically all your post did was put words in my mouth, your argument is moot because I never said players who scored from the Perimeter were bad players. I said Morozov wasn't a hard worker and he refused to get his nose dirty. I, and many others on this board, will argue that to the death.
Go on the AK Bars site, watch him play. He isn't exactly grinding away over there.
Let him stay in RSL where he can play on the bigger ice surface without bumping into anyone and falling down.