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02-28-2013, 03:10 PM
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Montreal
Country: Canada
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Originally Posted by uiCk View Post
Not debating really what importance character has, im debating that there is more bias and more or less ignorance of other cultures/countries and their members behaviors by north Americans, and are quick to generalize/stereotype certain groups of people. Unless you can point me to someone close to ovi and wsh, with personal experience, who talks about Ovi's lack of character, lack of team spirit, and selfishness.
I don't care what country Ovechkin comes from. If anything, I'd love to have Semin on the team, and I do believe Semin has been badly typecasted as the stupid "lazy Russian" stereotype.

It's just that I've seen Ovechkin when he was both successful and when he was struggling; and oh my god, he's not pretty when he is struggling. He has a hard time paying attention to a disciplined game plan. Plus, he gets rather predictable when he is frustrated; shoots the pucks blindly way too much, lacks mobility; waaaay too easy to mark.

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