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03-03-2009, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Triguy View Post
If you were wondering whether there were any other players that played on the opposite wing, just look at Ovechkin, Kovalchuk, Gaborik, etc some of the best players play on their opposite wing.
Seems to be very common among Russian players -- Samsonov is a RH shot playing LW and Kovalev is a LH shot playing right wing. Of course it helps that they all have extraordinary puck control. I was just looking at Tampa Bay's roster and noticed both Mark Recchi and Martin St. Louis are good Canadian boys with LH shots playing RW, so it's not exclusive to Eastern Europeans.

To the OP -- It might be worth watching a few of these guys play and looking for the adjustments they make that allow them to be effective on the off wing (if you haven't already).

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