Alexei Kovalev was a whole different animal. He was more like Alex Semin than anyone else -- supremely talented but just would not show up on some nights and wouldn't even try either. He was fun to watch in Montreal, but oftentimes not for the right reasons. Staal vs Phaneuf is an interesting debate, I suppose. Based on what they give their teams right now, I'd take Phaneuf for sure but I don't ever think Staal will throw the type of hissy fit Phaneuf did with the Flames, and that alone is reason to beware of the guy.