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12-03-2012, 02:02 AM
Jason MacIsaac
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Originally Posted by jgoud View Post
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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