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01-05-2004, 02:37 AM
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Sampe
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Originally Posted by teme
- Ovechkin is great and a lock to go first, but I have some doubts on whether he'll live up to the hype. Comparions to Owen Nolan are apt, and like Nolan his hockey sense may not be elite level. Truely great players (Lemieux, Gretzky, Stevens, McInnis, Forsberg...) have great vision to go with great skills and some like Numminen play great despite average ability simply because they are so smart. Shear talent only gets you so far, but then again Ovechkin has a lot of it.
Huh? Did you not see this kid play against men in the EHT? He's VERY smart IMO.

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