I believe that last night's game with the Ducks was proof that the Thrashers can compete without Kovi. His body was there skating around the ice but his brain seemed to be counting the 100 million. He was sluggish, always late to the puck, could not handle the puck and continued to skate off the ice shaking his head. Now, maybe he had the flu bug or something and if so then I apologize. If not, he should have just moved down to the end of the bench, got out of the way and watched the rest of the game. The Thrashers won that game with awesome goal tending by the Moose, excellent defense (which rarely shows up) and by finally getting the job done on the power play. I love Kovi because he usually plays with heart, doesn't mind hitting people and will drop the gloves in those rare times when his teammates won't step up. However, he is easily rattled in the big games when guys like Avery start harrassing him and I think at times he tries to do it all himself. Now that I think about it, there are lots of times when he DOES HAVE to do it all himself...hmmmmm. He sort of reminds me of the Falcons when they had Michael Vick. He was fun to watch and could do some amazing things but the Falcons were never going to win a Super Bowl with Vick as the quarter back. Enough said.