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08-11-2011, 11:31 PM
M A K A V E L I*
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Originally Posted by Tavaresmagicalplay View Post
Thing is the entire gameplan of those teams was basically "get the puck to Bure". The guy played no defense whatsoever in Florida because there was no team goal only "get Bure to 60". I mean it's not a coincidence his goal totals barely changed from playing in Vancouver on a much better team. That's not even mentioning the fact that he played as much as guys like Bourque Lidstrom Leetch Zubov Chelios etc.
Every team's gameplan involves getting their superstar player as many opportunities as possible. Ovechkin is usually leading the league in total shots, which probably wouldn't happen if he didn't get fed the puck all the time.

Bure did his part for team defense by killing penalties and scoring shorthanded goals.

Bure and Ovechkin are different players. One is a speed goal scorer and the other is a power goal scorer. The only real comparison to make is entertainment value, and most people would probably pick Bure in this category.

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