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Defence21 wrote:Contradictions: Guerin, Sullivan
Essentially, to me, it's all about fit. Kovalev and Pono just weren't fits. Doan fits the Penguins -- in my opinion, anyway. To expect 50 points out of him is more than fair.
While Kovalev was at the end of his career, he was also far and away the most talented player on the team when he joined it. Whatever he did really has no bearing on whether or not he could fit with the Penguins, because that was not the Penguins.
This. A 39 y/o Kovalev was not going to be the productive 29 y/o Kovalev we remember. Still, he is one of the best puckhandlers I have personally seen. And his wrist shot was wicked sweet. Always will be one of my favorite Pens no matter what.
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