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10-01-2012, 08:33 AM
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i think you are not reading some hockey basics.
1. ovechkin is a wing. the center plays down low in the defensive zone and the breakout pass is often a cross ice pass from right defense to left wing and left defense to right wing. when that pass goes to ovechkin the alternative is to not breakout and extend.
2. stamkos is a center. his wings, st louis being the best of them, carry the puck and stamkos catches up to the play.
3. if you put a puck carrying, pass first wing on the rw to play with ovechkin and his puck carrying, pass first center, who goes to the net to create traffic and pot rebounds? who chases the missed shots and battles in the corner to regain possession?
Wow, really?? he is?? How did I miss that?
Don't you think Ovechkin has taken it more upon himself to carry the puck because he has felt like is only he who can do it/does it best? The same goes with the defense, don't you think they're looking to set him up more because he has been the best at it. Havlat could relieve him of that pressure?
Regarding the "get open and not being so posession-depending" I meant when they've established play in the offensive zone. thus kind of like Stamkos do.
Yeah, that can never work, it sure didn't when pass-first Kozlov was his RW. Oh wait, wasn't those two years Ovechkin's highest points seasons?
Kozlov (.59 pts/game, 63% of pts-total was assists) vs. Havlat (.81 pts/game, 60% of pts-total was assists)
But I'm sure you know best as always!
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