Thread: Proposal: Washington - Toronto
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02-02-2013, 04:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Man Bear Pig View Post
If last night was one of OV's better games then he's playing worse than I thought. I remember what Ovechkin used to play like. He was a dynamic,creative,explosive player. He's none of that anymore. I was looking at another team? how is that even possible? are you listening to yourself? 99% of hockey fans would tell you, if they watched him the other night he was invisible. It's a shame really, he's one of my favorite players. You probably think I'm just hating on the guy when I'm not. He just looks like a shadow of his old self. The old OV would have dominated that game.
By last night now I mean the game vs PHI for the record.
He was pretty good against TOR and better vs PHI.
Again - Ovechkin is a slow starter, last year he started off even worse. Finished it well. You will say that he played in the K earlier. He played for a coach known for his tough, exhausting practices. This team (Dynamo) goes through major slumps mid-season every year and only having 8 & 19 on the roster saved them from slumping this year. Rest of the team was awful and they have kind of lost the pace now when Ovi and Nick are gone. Dynamo team is built for postseason and it gave result last year. And such conditioning has sure affected both Ovechkin and Backstrom. Before last night Nick was even worse than Alex. I think Znarok's conditioning in Dynamo has to play a big role in it.

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