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#1 toby91_ca

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 09:50 AM

It seems like it wasn't too long ago that he was 1st in goals and 2nd in overall scoring (was he only 5 pts behind Crosby or so? Can't rememember).

Now he has dropped to a tie for 4th in goals and 10th in scoring. He's 23 points behind Crosby now. Granted, the #2 guy is 14 points behind Crosby and Ovechkin's drop in the list has a lot to do with how hot Lecavalier and St. Louis have been, but he's also been very quiet the last 8-10 games.

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 09:54 AM

He must be lazy and he must suck!

That's the only conclusion I can come to.
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Posted 21 February 2007 - 09:54 AM

A rather dreadful slump is what's going on... I had no recourse but to keep him on the bench last night when I had a logjam at LW. A first, mind you!
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Posted 21 February 2007 - 09:55 AM

Unfortunately for him and the Caps he is just going through a little slump. However, as you said, he's still 4th in goals and 10th in scoring. Not too shabby (like Harrison Ford being a quarter Jewish).
It's amazing how much clarity comes when you care more about the Red Wings than any individual player.


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Posted 21 February 2007 - 10:16 AM

yeah it's just a slump. All players go through it
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Posted 21 February 2007 - 12:13 PM

QUOTE(Red Wings 516 @ February 21, 2007 - 11:16AM) View Post

yeah it's just a slump. All players go through it


apparently not Crosby. That sucks, because I like Ovy better.



Anyways, I was interested in this myself and I was surprised to see that Ovechkin's PP time for forwards is 2nd to Semin. To be honest, I think its just a case of teams having their best guys out against Ovechkin every shift without much help from his linemates either.
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Posted 21 February 2007 - 12:16 PM

From TSN:
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"I feel great, I just can't score goals. I'm not on PK, so I sit there. It's hard to play sitting on the bench."

- Capitals winger Alexander Ovechkin, who was limited to 18:47 of ice time - more than two minutes below his average - partly because the Capitals took eight minor penalties on Tuesday.


He's just having a bad streak; he'll put up good numbers once he gets a good bounce [or two].

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 12:41 PM

QUOTE(YoungGuns1340 @ February 21, 2007 - 12:13PM) View Post

apparently not Crosby. That sucks, because I like Ovy better.
Anyways, I was interested in this myself and I was surprised to see that Ovechkin's PP time for forwards is 2nd to Semin. To be honest, I think its just a case of teams having their best guys out against Ovechkin every shift without much help from his linemates either.

Crosby slumps as well, but it is really just slumping compared to the norm. When he slumps, he still puts up more points than most.

I remember hearing someone from TSN earlier in the year saying that he is starting to show how special he is, especially when going scoreless in 2 straight games gets media attention.

Until he had 4 points in his last game, he was actually in his worst slump of the year, scoring only 13 points in his previous 10 games.

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 02:07 PM

QUOTE(Never Forget Mac #25 @ February 21, 2007 - 09:54AM) View Post

He must be lazy and he must suck!

That's the only conclusion I can come to.

Just like Lang!

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 02:28 PM

QUOTE(Red Wings 516 @ February 21, 2007 - 10:16AM) View Post

yeah it's just a slump. All players go through it



Exactly.
We know he's good.
Let's him slump a little...

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 02:29 PM

His first slump, Wait and see eventually he is going to break out of it and go on a scoring rampage. A guy with that much talent and ambition can only be held down so long.

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 02:46 PM

Crosby is doing so well that he has pushed Ovechkin out of the spot light. Especially with how well the Pens are doing. Im not sure what the Caps record is this year but, if they have been losing a lot, maybe he is discouraged?
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Posted 21 February 2007 - 02:50 PM

QUOTE(Zetter is Better @ February 21, 2007 - 02:46PM) View Post

Crosby is doing so well that he has pushed Ovechkin out of the spot light. Especially with how well the Pens are doing. Im not sure what the Caps record is this year but, if they have been losing a lot, maybe he is discouraged?

The Capitals are 23-27-9. Not going to make it with those numbers.

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 02:59 PM

QUOTE(Zetter is Better @ February 21, 2007 - 02:46PM) View Post

Crosby is doing so well that he has pushed Ovechkin out of the spot light. Especially with how well the Pens are doing. Im not sure what the Caps record is this year but, if they have been losing a lot, maybe he is discouraged?

Crosby has certainly taken the spotlight from pretty everyone, but that obviously would not impact Ovechkin's performance.

You may have a point in potential discouragement due to the team not playing well, but they are a better team this year than last year. He certainly sounded discouraged after last night's game.

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 03:26 PM

He's killing my pool....at least Semin is still putting up points fairly regularily.

Caps have three games left this week. Hopefully he breaks out and saves me from defeat this week.

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 09:10 PM

Caps up 2-1, Ovechkin is pointless and even more surprisingly, has yet to record a shot with just under 10 mins to play in the 3rd.

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 09:19 PM

QUOTE(MacK_Attack @ February 22, 2007 - 04:10AM) View Post

Caps up 2-1, Ovechkin is pointless and even more surprisingly, has yet to record a shot with just under 10 mins to play in the 3rd.


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Posted 21 February 2007 - 09:24 PM

it must be the sophomore curse tongue.gif
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Posted 21 February 2007 - 10:18 PM

QUOTE(YoungGuns1340 @ February 21, 2007 - 12:13PM) View Post

apparently not Crosby. That sucks, because I like Ovy better.
Anyways, I was interested in this myself and I was surprised to see that Ovechkin's PP time for forwards is 2nd to Semin. To be honest, I think its just a case of teams having their best guys out against Ovechkin every shift without much help from his linemates either.


When I got to watch them the other day, I saw Semin playing the point on the PP. That might have a little something to do with it. The Caps don't really have a great quarterback on the roster, and Ovechkin isn't gonna play there.

But yeah, Ovechkin is still great. He's just going through a funk. He'll get out of it soon enough. When the Caps amass enough talent to roll three lines capable of scoring Alex will be even more dangerous.

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 07:17 AM

QUOTE(wingslogo19 @ February 21, 2007 - 09:24PM) View Post

it must be the sophomore curse tongue.gif


Yeah, Crosby seems to have the antidote to that curse!
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