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05-13-2012, 09:18 PM
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Originally Posted by NYR Sting View Post
Ovechkin is one of the most overrated players in NHL history. All the physical ability and talent in the world, but he's just not very smart. He tries to do one of the same two things virtually every time he has the puck, which makes him much easier to neutralize than he should be. Incredibly inefficient player who wastes tons of offensive zone opportunities for every goal he actually scores. Sure, he could score 50-60 goals, but he'll do so taking 100 more shots than any other player in the league.

Ovechkin does fill a need more than Backstrom, but you should strive to never feature dumb, inefficient players. If not Backstrom, then Carlson, Alzner, Chimera, or Laich.
This might have been true before the playoffs, but he's been able to put up some great numbers and clutch goals in the greatly reduced ice time during the series against us.

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