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When Kovacevic meets his idol

When Kovacevic meets his idol

Posted immediately at 11:41 a.m.

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Tuesday morning, I met for the primary time the brand new defenseman of the Canadiens, Johnathan Kovacevic. The latter was claimed on waivers final Saturday from the Winnipeg Jets.

I sat down with him within the Habs locker room after observe and we chatted for a couple of minutes.

Discuss, speak, speak, speak.

He tells me that his father was born in Montenegro and his mom was born in Serbia. They met in Canada and he was born in Niagara Falls. Because of this we should pronounce his surname: KO-VA-QUI-VITCH.

He has a sister who lives in New Zealand and his brother lives in Nunavut.

I ask him which gamers had influenced him when he was youthful.

“I used to be an enormous Ottawa Senators fan. I cherished Jason Spezza. He was an incredible right-handed participant like me. My father wished me to be a striker, however I most popular to be a defender,” he advised me.

And Kovacevic added. “The opposite participant I watched quite a bit was Patrick Lalime. I did not need to grow to be a goalkeeper like him, however I cherished him and I adored his masks, particularly and significantly the design of Marvin the Martian which was on it. I favored following Patrick.”

That is after I advised him that I labored with Patrick and that he got here frequently to the Canadiens locker room. Kovacevic’s eyes went spherical like balloons.

The subsequent day (Wednesday), Patrick went to introduce himself to Kovacevic and the latter was in a position to meet for the primary time the one for whom he had admiration when he was 5-6-7 years previous.

The scene was lovely and honest.

What does the longer term maintain

Kovacevic is 25 years previous. He’s a defensive defender. There may be nothing scientific in his sport. He’s tall (6’04) and robust. Kovacevic makes use of his physique to dam pictures and to disturb the opponent. It’s used shorthanded.

The Winnipeg Jets by no means gave him an opportunity to interrupt into the NHL. He intends to grab his likelihood with the Canadians and to point out that he has his place in one of the best league on the planet.

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