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05-13-2012, 09:29 PM
chip chipperson*
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Originally Posted by NYR Sting View Post
Backstrom. He's the most effective player on their team.

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.
overrated? a multiple 50+ goal scorer and mvp is not overrated. and what a terrible problem to have, maybe the most dynamic offensive player in the league taking lots of shots. no way i want that guy on my team.

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