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11-27-2012, 08:07 AM
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Originally Posted by stanleycupcrazy View Post
The trouble with ovechkin is that he's a one dimensional player and his play has become too predictable. Defenses get wise to a certain style of play. A great goalscorer he may be, but with defences playing him a certain way it has become alot harder for him. He should try to contribute to the team in other ways by becoming more defensively responsible, or by becoming a balanced two-way player. This would increase his value to the team, and in hockey teamwork matters above all else.
I don't think it took defenses five years to get wise to Ovechkin's game.

Ovechkin's style of play is best suited for a 22-23 year old. Although it might sound ridiculous to suggest someone at 27 is past their prime, that seems to be the case. Most goal scorers peak around 23-25.

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