Kings' Kovalchuk is fed up with his head coach


Ilya Kovalchuk signed with the LA Kings to play, unfortunately for him once Willie Desjardins took over behind the bench, he's being asked to suit up in suits and not in hockey gear.


Kovalchuk recently turned to the media to voice his displeasure as he can't seem to understand Desjardins strategies and mindset with the hockey club.
After Willie came here, I don't have a chance. I play five or six minutes. A few games I play with Kopi, we did well. We score all five games and then he decides to change and I never play again. It's horrible. That's the worst, he doesn't play young guys. He plays seven D. That's his new strategy. 
With two more years at $6.5 million, this rift isn't going anywhere. Kovalchuk hasn't had a great year, with only 31 points in 60 games. Sounds like he's going to need a hat trick in his next game to stick around on Desjardins lineup card. Good luck with that Ilya.

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