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01-24-2013, 08:40 PM
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Originally Posted by porknbeans1000 View Post
That's what made him such a great player. He'd skate right into your zone and let a shot go and score.
I don't think it has much to do with defences "figuring him out" or they would've done it by season 2 or 4.

The problem is the dead puck era 2.0 has been going for at least a year now and it makes it difficult for Ovechkin to do what he does best. Just a lot less open ice when you're allowed to push the physicality further. Plus tbh he has lost maybe a bit of an edge but I'd say it has the most to do with an increase in interference/physical type hockey.

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