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11-24-2012, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Wiems35 View Post
and Jagr are the only locks I can imagine. The rest, I'd say have a >80% chance. Crosby is a lock if he can stay healthy.
Ovechkin has five consecutive first-team selections, followed by a second team selection, and then a third-place finish in voting. He has two Harts, a Ross, a Calder, and three Lindsays. He has 339-340-679 in 553. He's one of only 33 players to score 0.50GPG or better with 20 games played. Only 27 with 20 since O6. And 19 since the 1967 expansion. And only nine players ever have scored goals at a higher rate, Wayne Gretzky not being among them.

Ovechkin is in the Hall if he retires right now; he's accomplished more than most do in their career. He's 56 goals and 15 points behind Cam Neely's career total in 176 fewer games. With two more Hart trophies, three more Lindsays, a Ross, a Calder, and more and better All-Star selections. Cam Neely is basically a borderline "is he, isn't he?" guy. Ovechkin blows past that level easily.

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