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Kovalchuk and Heatley: The future of the NHL

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by tobywan, Jan 16, 2002.

  1. tobywan

    tobywan TRIBE Member

    ok, having seen them on highlight reels over the season, I would have to say they're good...but after seeing them run circles around the Leafs last night, I NOW would have to say that we've seen the future of the NHL...Kovalchuk, the #1 pick in last years entry draft, is only 18 years-old, and he already has 22 goals, with no signs of slowing down...its been years, since Teemu Selanne lit it up in Winnepeg, that we've seen such a rookie...god, I love hockey [​IMG]

    Bias
     
  2. stir-fry

    stir-fry TRIBE Member

    those two kids ARE unbelievable.

    hopefully in a couple of years they get picked up by a more productive team where they will get to play along some more seasoned players.

    however, they basically disgraced the leafs last night.
     
  3. patri©k

    patri©k TRIBE Member

    Kovalchuk is a beast. He reminds me of Lindros in his younger (more physical) days. He's got the size, he's fast.. he can handle the puck.. his shot is damn hard (I think he's in the hardest shot comp. in the allstar break) and like you said... he's not even 20 years old. Damn.

    Dany Heatley is wikid still. He still has mad growing to do... remember how small Vincent LeCavalier was when he got drafted... the guys a fucking monster now. Once Dany gets that size... people will have trouble stopping him.

    Lately... I'm also liking what I'm seeing from Wade Belak. He's playing more comfortably and is starting to make himself known as a physical presence.


    on a side note.... what do you think about the Ozolinsh trade ? I think Carolina is taking a big risk with this Malec dood they think is gonna be the next 'Jesus Christ Superstar' on skates. Ozolinsh is a solid player... Kevyn Adams and Brett Hedican ? LOL... poor Carolina.


    .... also, watch out for Washington in the next few months... they're gonna be making some waves. Jagr,Bondra,Oates,Gonchar,Halpern & Kolzig are finished playing around and are gonna get down to some business. I say.. jump from 8th spot into 4th or 5th in the next month and a bit.


    fattyp©2002
     
  4. Trini

    Trini TRIBE Member

    Heatley is the one thats gonna shine for many years. Can't wait to see Brad Boyes in the Blue and White in a few years.
     
  5. stir-fry

    stir-fry TRIBE Member

    i wonder how some of the 'big men' in hockey feel about these kinda kids.

    i'm sure if they are asked in an interview they would say stuff like "it's nice to see young people shine.. " and "he is going to have a very bright future in the NHL"

    but i'm sure in his private life he is saying "that little fucker danced circles around me tonite.. if i ever seen him without his skates on, i'd fucking run him into a telephone pole"

    haha
     
  6. patri©k

    patri©k TRIBE Member

    I miss Alexander Daigle.


    [​IMG]

    fattyp©2002 <--- big Brad Marsh fan [​IMG]
     
  7. MBoy

    MBoy TRIBE Member

    Yeah... Big things from these two. What speed, what moves.

    I'm interested to see where they go or if they stay in Atlanta... If they had more people to play with, Atlanta could easily be much better than last place. [​IMG]
     
  8. tobywan

    tobywan TRIBE Member

    Yeah, he looked pretty hot in that nurses uniform...lol!

    Bias
     
  9. patri©k

    patri©k TRIBE Member

    Im sure Atlanta recognizes their potential. Hence the early picks in the drafts. They'd (atlanta) would be stupid not to lock these guys up with some big contracts.

    Kovalchuk (pronounced KO-VULL-CHUCK not KO-VULL-chewk) could easily be used as a trade weapon... but I'd say keep Heatley for the long haul. He's got the makings for a leader.

    Keep in mind... the Diamondbacks won the world series at a young age. You gotta start somewhere. Give them (the Kids / Atlanta) some time.

    fattyp©2002
     
  10. tobywan

    tobywan TRIBE Member

    yeah, exactly...but hey, it's about time that some of the top draft picks have performed up to expectations...yes, Joe Thorton is quite the overall player now, but it was a slow start for him...and to comment on what MBoy said, I would like to see Atlanta try and do their best to build a solid franchise around these two, and if they can keep on beating top teams like the Leafs, they're headed in the right direction.

    Bias
     
  11. Trini

    Trini TRIBE Member

    what ever happened to that dude?? Last I heard he was with the Rangers.
     
  12. patri©k

    patri©k TRIBE Member

    The 43-year-old former Flames, Flyers, Maple Leafs, Red Wings and Senators rearguard isn't up to too much these days.

    He does an annual golf tournament for charity to raise money for the CNIB out in Ottawa every year and I think he's tied into community relations with the Sens.

    He also has his own restaurant: Marshy's... a BBQ joint inside the Corel Center.


    gotta luv that guy.... his big 15's pumpin down the ice. He was a 50 goal scorer too.


    fattyp©2002
     
  13. Trini

    Trini TRIBE Member

    Actually I was refering to Alexander Daigle. [​IMG]
     
  14. patri©k

    patri©k TRIBE Member


    D'oh... my bad. [​IMG] last I saw.. Daigle was playing for the team out in Hartford (i think they're called the 'wolfpack') in the AHL (american hockey league). He was playing pretty good and I think he was trying to get a career going again in the minor league system (Rangers farm team).

    That guy was a goof... I was only being a twit when I said I missed him. He was supposed to be a friggin superstar..LOL. He played for like 5 teams before leaving the NHL (ottawa, tampa, oilers, philly... and someone else), and he had no accomplishments.

    I hope the scout that picked him got fired.


    fattyp©2002 <---- loves the 'retro' hockey look.


    [​IMG] OLDSKOOOOOL !
     
  15. SneakyPete

    SneakyPete TRIBE Member

    Am I the only one that's been more impressed with Heatley's play than Kovalchuk's? I guess I am a little biased because I am more impressed by nice passes than goals.

    Pete <--- looks for the pass first. [​IMG]
     
  16. patri©k

    patri©k TRIBE Member

    heatley's still tearin' !


    had to dig up this thread !


    patri©k
     
  17. terrawrist III

    terrawrist III TRIBE Member

    I wanna talk heatley! thanks for bringin' it back from the dead!

    did you see his first all-star goal...that's a veteran move from a crafty rookie!...kid has skills:cool:
     

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