Thread: Speculation: The GM debate
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05-28-2011, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Millhaus View Post
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.
I believe each year the professional athletes forget about it and most move on. Us fans, not so much. However, if they are so hungry to win, why skip practices and show up to camp out of shape?

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