Ovi can't even light up the KHL, can we finally admit that he's past his prime?
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01-24-2013, 09:06 PM
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Today Vitaly Davydov, a 73-yr old vice-president of HC Dynamo Moscow, has given an interview to Sport-express. I'll try to translate:
"Backstrom really impressed me. What a skating! It's the most important thing in hockey. No classy skating - nothing helps you. He feels situations on the rink a step earlier. Ovie is one of the best players all around the world, but very banal. He has just one way - gets the puck, hits an opponent, runs a tray along the board, enters the zone and fires. But to play original and sophisticated - that's not about Sasha."
That's what made him such a great player. He'd skate right into your zone and let a shot go and score.
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