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Playoff Intel: Ilya Kovalchuk

Chris Pronger gives some advice on bottling up the Devils sniper

Originally Published: April 16, 2010
By Lindsay Berra | ESPN The Magazine

As the playoffs kick into gear, ESPN Insider puts some of the NHL's stars in the crosshairs with the help of those who know them best. Rivals provide scouting reports to show Insiders how to stop some of the postseason's biggest names. Tendencies, strengths, weaknesses -- it's all here in our player-on-player scouting reports.

Below, Philadelphia Flyers D Chris Pronger gives some veteran advice on how to handle New Jersey Devils F Ilya Kovalchuk.

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Lindsay Berra is a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine.

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