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09-23-2011, 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by VanSciver View Post
And like I said, there is zero logic in that statement. A player in the past has struggled in the KHL, so therefore Malkin, Crosby, and Ovechkin would also if they went over there now to play. Yea, I can see the logic there.
Ovechkin was 18 and 19 and both seasons he played in the KHL he was well under PPG. Then suddenly he goes to the NHL and blows up for 106 Pts in his rookie season.

Ovechkin has struggled on the larger ice surface in International competitions.

No matter how fast and a strong a player is, for some reason the larger ice surface has eluded them.

Explain this to me, why has Canada faired better in recent years in International tournaments played on smaller rinks (2010 Olympics, 2004 World Cup) than on the larger surfaces? Canada does have the most NHL talent iced during tournaments so shouldn't they be able to dominate other teams that have players that play in "scrub leagues"?

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