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09-21-2003, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Brock
Thats mighty impressive.

Has there ever been a draft eligible player leading the RSL in scoring?
I don't think so but can't affirm it. The only one who probably could have had a chance to do so was Alexander Maltsev at the end of the 60's in USSR era.

When Kovalchuk played his last year in Russia in 00/01, it was for Moscow Spartak which at that time was not in the Russian Super League but in the High League ( first division), the second professionnal league in Russia, equivalent of AHL for NHL if you want a ( bad ) kind of comparison. Kovalchuk recorded 25 goals and 43 points in 39 games, which was very very good for a 17 years old player... or any other player. But don't compare Kovalchuk ( an elegant russian type player) to Ovechkin ( a pure sniper and physical player, a Cam Neely type).

After 5 games, Ovechkin has no been selected 3 times amoung the post game 3 stars: one the first one and twice the third star.

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