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11-27-2012, 10:28 PM
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To be perfectly fair, from the highlights that I've seen, it's been Backstrom that looks like he's the offensive catalyst. Backstrom is undoubtedly a high end offensive player, and obviously Ovechkin is going to benefit, and Backstrom from him respectively.

I wouldn't say that Ovechkin's days as a great player is done, but goal scorers typically peak at a fairly young age. I'd agree that he's past his prime, but he's still a deadly player. He should have a pretty good upcoming season (whenever that happens) if he sticks to his commitment to get in better shape, and Backstrom stays healthy.

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