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05-27-2011, 02:47 PM
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I think what you are missing is the basics of it. When the Red Wings get into a good spot in a playoff series, the questions they get are about how they are going to win. When the Caps are in a good spot, its always first, "you guys going to lose again?" "how does your team avoid another embarrassing collapse?" "Ov, you know that you guys always still lose, right?"
If you dont think that takes a toll, then youre not being realistic
Why would questions about the past take a toll on the current players? If a professional athlete is going to feel more pressure because of something that occurred 25 years ago and had nothing to do with them they wouldn't have had the gumption to become a professional athlete to begin with.
Do you really think 30 years of failure before him and questions about it from the media is really going to make Ovechkin, or any professional athlete for that matter, start thinking his franchise is jinxed or feel any more pressure than he already puts on himself to succeed?
Ovechkin knows that the team he has played on has lost 4 times in the playoffs now and not gotten out of the 2nd round. He couldn't care less about what happened before he got here nor does he feel any extra pressure because of it.
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