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05-06-2004, 01:57 AM
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Originally Posted by kolanos
Ovechkin is already a more complete physical player than Kovalchuk.
No he isn't. Being a two-way, gritty kind of player in the RSL is completely different from the NHL. Put Kovalchuk in the RSL right now, and he'd probably look like Forsberg in terms of "completeness".

Ovechkin projects to be a two-way winger with a complete game, but he isn't there yet by NHL standards, not at all.

There's no question that by NHL standards Kovalchuk is completely lost in his own zone, but you're not giving enough credit for his physical play. He can run guys over when he wants to and certainly has the size to grind it out and crash and bang. With the way he's developing, I wouldn't be surprised if in 2 years he is a complete player.

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