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27 декабря 2003 года. 
Great Start for Big Center Kvasha - Newsday

By Alan Hahn

If there was ever a time for Oleg Kvasha to realize the potential others - especially the Islanders - have seen in him, it is now. The 25-year-old was moved into injured Alexei Yashin's center spot between Arron Asham and Mariusz Czerkawski.

Coach Steve Stirling thinks it might be "his best position. "You know, we've been talking about it for years but never really had the opportunity to give him the chance," Stirling said Friday after Kvasha had a goal and an assist in the Islanders' 4-3 overtime win against the Devils.

"He sees the ice real well, he can make a play," Stirling said of the 6-5, 230-pound Kvsaha. "He's pretty good down low. He isn't bad on faceoffs and he can shoot the puck. He's a disher more than he's a shooter."

Kvasha played 14:52 against the Devils and stood out the most in his 3:08 of power-play time, where his goal and assist on consecutive power plays in the second helped the Islanders take a 3-0 lead. Kvasha also won 6 of 11 faceoffs, the weakest part of his game.

"It's a challenge for me," he said. "I'm going to try to do my best, do better defensively and play good hockey."

Stirling was pleased and said he believes "there's better" to be seen of Kvasha "as he gets more comfortable with the position." He also called a decision a week ago to move Kvasha off Yashin's line to center a fourth line with Justin Papineau and Mattias Weinhandl "a blessing in disguise" because it put him on display at center.

There still won't be as much pressure on Kvasha to duplicate Yashin's numbers, or log his minutes. That will be done by committee. "History dictates that a lot of teams play better as a team when one key guy goes out," Michael Peca said. "I think knowing that our top offensive player is out for a period of time, and one of our leaders, it usually pulls everybody together. Now we're going to have to rely on each other a little bit more."

Страничка Олега Кваши на сайте "Звёзды с Востока"

Материалы прессы

Сезон 2005-2006

22 марта. The two Olegs // The Arizona Republic

9 марта. Кваша, Самсонов, Суглобов, Гребешков и Озолиньш поменяли прописку. 

15 августа. Кваша принял квалификационное предложение «Айлендерс». 

Сезон 2004-2005
18 августа. Кваша получил однолетний контракт на $1.55 миллиона долларов.

29 июля. Форвард «Айлендерс» Олег Кваша: Готов ехать в сборную даже без контракта - Советский Спорт

Сезон 2003-2004

27 января. Кваша наступил на грабли Сушинского - Спорт-Экспресс

27 декабря. Great Start for Big Center Kvasha - Newsday

Сезон 2002-2003

19 марта. Снайпер Кваша бьет из засады - Советский Спорт

11 февраля. "Айлендерс" надеются на стабильность Кваши.

Сезон 2001-2002

23 января. Олег Кваша: "Решение Фетисова - счастье" // "Спорт-Экспресс"

Сезон 2000-2001

21 ноября. Kvasha making the most of his new opportunity // Euroreport.com

Сезон 1999-2000

23 июня. Кваша обменён в "Айлендерс"


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