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01-16-2013, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by RandyHolt View Post
Ovi's production was indeed fine last year, and finished strong. I think even Hunters biggest critics were amazed Ovi finished among the league leaders in goals, despite no ENGs, limited TOI, Nick out for a few months, a largely lame PP, and really no back end production (Green etc). All in a mega turtle system.

My bold prediction, Ovi is among the league leaders again this year.

In assists.

Or, lets just say he exceeds your expectations in that regard.
He finished well, but I remembered correctly... he was stopped for much of the season.

Here's a piece posted December 8th, 2011:

http://slapshot.blogs.nytimes.com/20...down-ovechkin/

At this point, he'd played 14 home games, and potted "1" goal... with no game winners.

Whether we place the blame on the league figuring him out, or on AO for a slow-start due to being out of shape (many point to this), it doesn't matter: if this happens again this season, with the shortened season, we may not be able to fix the problem.


Thread pre-req: I'd love to predict a change in his game: he starts playing a 2-way game.

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