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11-08-2012, 09:41 AM
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Interesting results so far. 2/3rds pick Kovalchuk over Ovechkin.

I still haven't made up my mind but I have to admit that the fact several hockey guru's mentioned Ovy might not be able to replicate the type of seasons he had in the past, that he's too predictable to defend againts and that he's not playing with the edge he use to play with...It kind of bugs my mind.

I'm among those who believe the contrary actually, that Ovy had a bad year because Backstrom and Green were injured, that Semin had a down year, that he was stuck in a defense 1st strategy, that his ice time was reduced by several minutes...

This is why this is such a hard choice imo. Kovalchuk has become a great 2way player, something Ovy will never become imo, and Kovy comes at a cheap cap hit compared to Ovy's salary. Ovy's got a much more offensive talent around him which should influence his production by a couple of points.

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