Thread: GDT: Renewing the Rivalry
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03-20-2013, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by ChibiPooky View Post
Oh, and Ovechkin pisses me off on the power play. Every time he's even remotely pressured he either blindly flings it across the seam or blindly rings it around the boards. Either way, if a defender comes within 2 miles of him it's a clear pretty much every time. It's like he can't pass on his backhand back to the point. Instead, he has to do the full turn from shooting angle to passing angle, nearly 180.

And when the point man has to pass it slightly above his spot because of the D getting in the lanes, he doesn't start to skate up until the pass is already made, so he never handles it cleanly, which usually results in a clear, and always results in killing the puck movement and rhythm as well.

These are things we mostly overlooked for years because Ovechkin's goal production outweighed the negatives. Now it's zero sum or worse, like what happened vs the Rangers.

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