It Puts A Little Knowing Grin On The Side Of Habs Fans’ Mouths

We’ve told Ottawa Senators fans to be ready for a crazy roller-coaster ride with Alex Kovalev, because we’ve been there, seen that.

Never has there been more of an enigma in hockey than Alex Kovalev, and once again he wakes people up to the fact that sometimes, when the stars are lined up properly, the guy is sensational. And I stress the word “sometimes.’

The guy hadn’t scored in ten games, which happens when you’re Alex Kovalev. And then, because you’re Alex Kovalev, you score four goals and add an assist in a game against the Flyers.

Winston Churchill must have met a lot of Kovalev-types in his day, and when he spoke of Russia, he could’ve been talking about number 27 for the Ottawa Senators. “I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest.”

I suppose Churchill meant that to get Kovalev going on a regular basis, he has to be loved by everyone nationally. That ain’t gonna happen, so Sens fans, prepare for another Kovy slump coming up soon.

4 thoughts on “It Puts A Little Knowing Grin On The Side Of Habs Fans’ Mouths”

  1. Good old Kovy, a leopard never changes his spots. He seems to be very stubborn and he admits to only shooting when he figures he has a 99.9% chance of scoring. Just recently he was saying, who do you think I am, Alex Ovechkin who takes 14 shots on net and hopes that one goes in? It’s as if just shooting on goal is for peasants, not for Kovy the great. He must drive coaches nuts, but he was entertaining, there was never a dull moment.

  2. Moey, I sure don’t agree with him about only shooting when he has a 99% chance. All goal scorers say they often shoot and have no idea where’s it’s going, but it goes in anyway. And rebounds and all kinds of good things happen when shooting. So maybe Kovalev says a lot about himself. Maybe this is why he’s an enigma.

  3. I agree Dennis, and I’m sure his coaches have been telling him that for years, but I think Kovy does things his way. It does explain why he is so frustrating to watch at times.

  4. In that game 10 games ago he had a hat trick. So of his 11 goals this year, 7 have come in only 2 games, and the remaining 4 have been scattered into 37 games.

    Playing Kovalev is like betting 27 in roulette, most of the time you lose, but when you win, you win big.

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