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03-11-2012, 12:12 AM
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Originally Posted by hototogisu View Post
Hardly a "dirty elbow" - Yakupov was practically bent over when he was cutting across the ice. No surprise his face was at Halmo's elbow.

The criticism of Ovechkin in his draft year was that his reckless play would eventually lead to injury...but unlike Yakupov, Ovechkin at least has the frame to absorb that kind of punishment.

Either way, I wouldn't let it turn me off from picking him 1st overall (unless it comes out that his brain is scrambled for life or something, god forbid).
I would have to disagree with you. Sure looked to me like that elbow was aimed at the head, regardless of degree of elevation. I think it was predatory.

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