In Lou We Trusts Analyzes Ilya Koavlchuk’s Play Thus Far With New Jersey
I’d look at the last 15 games as a “growing period” for both sides: Kovalchuk as Devil and the Devils with Kovalchuk on their team. A “growing period” with 12 points and 64 shots on net in 15 games isn’t anything to discount. As that time passes, Kovalchuk will be a much more effective player on the ice. Going into the playoffs, that’s what I think we should hope and expect out of Kovalchuk – improvement over the last 15 games.
Additional Reading: http://www.inlouwetrust.com/2010/3/20/1382324/ilya-kovalchuk-after-15-games-as-a