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05-01-2012, 08:33 AM
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Originally Posted by NobodyBeatsTheWiz View Post
Somewhere in between.

I hate the strategy because one of the more important Ovechkin playoff aspects is his ability to wear down the defense. Nobody else intimidates them like he does. We saw it with Seidenberg--he let up on the physical play as the series went on because of the pounding he took from Ovie. That physical impact is especially important against a team like the Rangers that really shortens up their defensive bench and relies heavily on a few guys.
hunter used ov as a weapon v boston because the games were largely tied and because boston's wants to intimidate. rangers are different and the caps had the lead in game 2 from 12 minutes of the 1st period to 7 minutes of the 3rd. caps didnt have a lead like that v boston.

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