Acq/ Rost. Bldg./ Cap Part XVII
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01-28-2013, 01:49 PM
Jesus Christ Marie
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: New York
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Don't you think it would be a lead story across the hockey world?
All Oates did was make 3 scoring lines.
I question that Nick is playing better, and assume Ovi's TOI / usage does not reflect that of a 3rd liner.
Ovi has done nothing to get demoted. This is simply him after Montreal. He is our only scoring winger and best even at his worst. He was 5th last year in goals.
Oates is simply trying to get him to be his old self.
JoeB knows it and is saying it right now actually.
Ovi will butter Oates bread; he is not that dumb to demote him.
He's probably not putting Ovechkin at 3LW because he thinks Ovechkin deserves that role. Putting Ovechkin at 3LW is probably either his attempt to draw on Hunter's approach and make Ovechkin play more responsibly or a weird, probably totally ineffective attempt to troll and confuse opposing teams. But Ovechkin is playing 3LW right now.
Edit: This is a hockey board, so I guess what I meant to say was "play more responsible."
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