I'm actually rattled you'd even bring that up haha
Same here, christ!!!
Originally Posted by Mover
What the ****. Who cares.
Zednik was scared as **** after that hit.
Yeah Zednik put up decent #s after that hit but he wasn't the same player. He was the top scorer in the playoffs at that time and was just a beast. Think he could've turned out a lot better than he did.
It is no secret that Ovechkin has had serious conditioning problems in the last couple of years.
I wouldn't put too much emphasis on these ''reports''. They said the same thing about him this year early in the season, to the point where people were starting to talk trade/buyout, and at the end of the year he wins the Art Ross, and could be nominated for the Hart.
Last year was the same thing, except Hunter had nothing but good things to say about the guy, and the Caps went on a nice run in the PO with Ovie leading the production.
I think things happened with the Caps, maybe some things set him off, maybe he just struggled with the new systems under Hunter and early this year under Oates.
But I have a hard time believing he actually was in bad shape. Maybe he wasn't in peak shape, but I doubt it really was a problem, I mean how would you explain this year's turnaround??
hmmmm no. bad exemple. Ovie has no work ethic outside the rink and his slump is a direct result of that.
My comparison of them is that talented players( I could have used Pacioretty as an example)...is more to say that when these very skilled players go through slumps, they often come out of it a better player...that is all.
He will be the best player out of the 2012. It's funny because we've had such ****** luck with key injuries to key players over the years, and the only reason we got him was cause he got hurt. Dare I say poetic justice. Keep it coming Chuck.