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#1 number9

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 04:19 PM

Ovi or Dats? possibly Kovy?

I think that pavel is clearly the best current russian player, and should be up there with soviet greats. yet the argument comes down to dats v. ovy. 2 different styles of play and different sets of skills though. ovi obviously makes more and scores more goals....but dats brings alot to the table 2. if dats had ovis size and muscle i think this would be a no brainer.

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 04:23 PM

The glamorous pick is Ovechkin. Overall though, it's Datsyuk. Didn't Pav win some "Best Russian player" award recently?

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 04:26 PM

Itīs the Kharlamov Trophy.
Pav was awarded this year.

http://en.wikipedia....harlamov_Trophy

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 04:26 PM

The glamorous pick is Ovechkin. Overall though, it's Datsyuk. Didn't Pav win some "Best Russian player" award recently?


yes lol. but it seems very easy to argue that ovi is better. ovi won the award the last 5 yrs in a row!

Edited by number9, 08 July 2011 - 04:27 PM.


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Posted 08 July 2011 - 04:27 PM

ovi fell off last year. wonder if that will keep up...

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 04:29 PM

ovi fell off last year. wonder if that will keep up...


i think that was mainly the result of boudreau trying to make his team something its not....defensive

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 04:30 PM

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 04:34 PM

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"Did someone call me?"


More like, "Who call me?" "I need more shoot."

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 04:34 PM

With Crosby injured I think you could make the case for Datsyuk being the best hockey player in the world.

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 04:43 PM

Best offensive: Ovi

Best overall: Pavel

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 04:43 PM

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Edited by Wings_Dynasty, 08 July 2011 - 04:44 PM.

"I think a tough team, a team that sticks together, is a lot better than leaving the onus on one guy to take care of business." - Brendan Shanahan

 

It still would be nice to have that one guy. (Jordin Tootoo, wish granted)


#12 ComradeWasabi

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 04:50 PM

I don't put that much stock in the "best <insert country here> player" awards. I understand that the players vote for it, but Nick's only won the Viking Award for best Swedish player twice in his career. Gotta be something wrong there.
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Posted 08 July 2011 - 05:02 PM

Hands down, Pasha. Ovi never shows up against the Wings and I hypothesize it has something to do with Lucky Number 13.

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 05:11 PM

I'm a Russian and for me it is Dats, Malkin (just slightly worse), Kovalchuk and then goes Ovechkin. Perhaps A. Markov is ahead of him.
Sweet. This dude was brought here for one reason, to punch people in the head - every other thing that he can do, other Wings can do better. I like that we have a head-puncher. The league has other, better head-punchers, but this one is ours. Better than nothing. Good work, Kenny!

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 05:42 PM

As of right now, when healthy, Dats is best complete hockey player in the world. Thats regardless of what country.

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 06:03 PM

As of right now, when healthy, Dats is best complete hockey player in the world. Thats regardless of what country.

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...AND regardless of Crosby being healthy or injured. Best COMPLETE hockey player. Period. (cue a carmen "Crosby Rules" reply)

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 07:53 PM

Ovechkin - Datsyuk - Semin
Volchenkov - Markov
Bryzgalov

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 08:11 PM

Datsyuk is a perenial Selke candidate who does it all while providing highlight reel goals. He may never win a Hart, but I would rather have him on the ice for any situation than Ovi, Malkin or Kovi.

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 09:41 PM

best all around is Datsyuk. Period.
be about it!

#20 St. Michael (the Red Wing)

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 09:54 PM

I would say last year Datsyuk was the best russian player and maybe the best player in the world. Kinda like soccer where the best player in the world is always changing ever year.





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