Kovalchuk most underated player in NHL?
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12-03-2012, 03:02 AM
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Location: Victoria, BC
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Okay please explain where exactly Datsyuk has the edge on Ovechkin? AO is the better skater, you could maybe say defensively but it would be by a hair. Datsyuk had more points in 8 less games but Ovechkin scored twice as many goals as him that season. O my bad, i was off by two goals, he's scored at most 32 in a single season.
You will find a rare amount of detroit fans not willing to trade Datsyuk straight up for Ovechkin
Are you serious? First, Ovechkin is a winger and a poor defensive winger. It takes work to be a poor defensive winger. Second Datsyuk is one of the best defensive centers in the NHL. Datsyuk is pretty clear number 1 in terms of Russian players. I suppose Malkins dominance against weak competition is too strong to fall any more than 2nd.
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