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10-24-2012, 11:35 PM
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nowhereman
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Look at a guy like Brett Hull, for instance. He was never a great all-around player (a pure goalscorer) but managed to put up massive numbers, scoring at a 70-90 goal pace when he was 24-27. Soon after that, his peak faded away and he put up around 30-40 goals for the rest of his career. Many goalscorers string together a few career seasons and fail to reach the promise they showed in earlier years.

Combine that with the fact that Ovechkin isn't exactly a "smart" player. He got by on his high-end skill and "bull in a china shop"-style. As the game changes and players adapt to his style, he's failed to adapt his game.

And, on top of all that, I think he's lost the spark he had when he broke into the league.

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