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01-18-2010, 04:21 PM
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He is arguably the best pure goal scorer in the NHL. What does Ovechkin do in the defensive zone that makes him worth $9-10? Nothing. These are the most offensively gifted players in the league. The very best. It is the rarest talent available at the position and, unfortunately for us, the most overvalued and overpayed aspect of the game. Ovy does it with Backstrom and Semin. Kovy does it with nobody. I am sure if Kovy found himself on a line like Ovechkin's he would be putting up the same numbers or more.

The whole what has he accomplished argument falls back to the number one rule of real estate. Location. Location. Location. There are people arguing that Weber is pitiful in the trade and rumours forum because he hasn't accomplished anything. I guarantee you those teams they are fans of would give the moon to have Weber on their team. Can't blame these talented players in failing markets for not winning everything on their own.

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