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05-13-2012, 05:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Captain Bob View Post
The criticism of Ovechkin, Semin and Anisimov is completely unfair.
Now, Don Cherry attacks lots of Euros. But everyone knows to take him with a grain of salt.

But it's pretty disgusting to here the CBC analyst blame Ovie and Semin on every shift.

On the second goal, Ovie took a pass in the skates and was tripped trying to get possession.
The play goes up the ice and Holtby allows a weak goal. CBC? They point out that Ovie "turned it over" and he's "still up the ice"
They don't point out the crappy pass in his skates. They don't point out that Ovie didn't need to be back because "his man" was behind him and didn't join the play.

Semin...You think Semin played well these playoffs?

If anything, there's been overwhelming consistent praise for Ovechkin's new found grit and dedication to team defence. At the beginning of the Washington piece, a graphic was held up showing Ovechkin and Chimera as the Caps leading offensive contributors and reference that the rest of the team (made up of a lot of non-Russians) needed to step it up.

And on the Rangers second goal, if focus was brought on Ovechkin, well, Del Zotto had a hand in the turnover did he not? And that Ovechkin didn't compensate for the turnover by either shifting or hustling back on a goal Del Zotto trailed behind the play, is a justifiable reason to point out a player's short-comings wouldn't you say?

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