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#41 Crymson

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 03:03 AM

So the other four Capital skaters cannot clear the zone, get back into position (to the point of colliding with each other), and stop the three Rags putting on a clinic... but it is Ovenchin's fault? Got it.

 

So Ovechkin is a professional hockey player, is the captain of his team, and has the largest contract in NHL history, but he cannot put forth the effort to play defense? Got it.



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 06:01 AM

Still, he put up a 41 goal/95 point performance this season. Hes not paid to play defense, hes there to put the biscuit in the basket. 

You're math is off there, he is actually on a 55 goal 96 point pace over 82 games. He is payed to play when he is on the ice and he wasn't there.



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 06:07 AM

So the other four Capital skaters cannot clear the zone, get back into position (to the point of colliding with each other), and stop the three Rags putting on a clinic... but it is Ovenchin's fault? Got it.

He could have prevented the goal if he tried to.



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 06:10 AM

He could have prevented the goal if he tried to.

 

I don't know if he could of have prevented it but sure could have tried.



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 08:14 AM

Imagine a line with Ovechkin and Kovalev.  I don't know who the 3rd lazy ass would be, but I'd love to see a line with 3 forwards that hang out between center ice and the oppositions blue line.


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 08:37 AM

Also whenever these offensive powerhouses put even a modicum of effort in defense, people go nuts and give them so much credit. Think of all the value he is leaving on the table by not even giving 10% effort on D.



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 09:22 AM

So the other four Capital skaters cannot clear the zone, get back into position (to the point of colliding with each other), and stop the three Rags putting on a clinic... but it is Ovenchin's fault? Got it.

You must be a huge Ovechkin fan with out sense of objectivity here....even then, I have no idea how anyone could possibly avoid criticising him here.  No one is saying is was his fault, the other 4 players might not have done a good job, but they were trying.

 

The complaining here isn't because Ovechkin screwed up, it is because he showed a complete and utter lack of effort....it was disgusting.



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 09:41 AM

Ovie just gives up on the play, no effort or anything. Lazy play


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 10:07 AM

I'd strip him of the C. This isn't the first time.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 10:08 AM

Making an excuse for Ovy is wasting your breath (typing hands) because this is just one example of his outstandingly horrid back checking he has done. This is even worse because of playoff hockey. That's one thing on this forum i don't understand. You have a player like Crosby who is gifted at the sport and has the best hockey sense in the NHL yet he's more ridiculed then a player and an effort like this. Crosby has great respect for this game, Ovy has half as much....


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 10:13 AM

 

Making an excuse for Ovy is wasting your breath (typing hands) because this is just one example of his outstandingly horrid back checking he has done. This is even worse because of playoff hockey. That's one thing on this forum i don't understand. You have a player like Crosby who is gifted at the sport and has the best hockey sense in the NHL yet he's more ridiculed then a player and an effort like this. Crosby has great respect for this game, Ovy has half as much....

 

Crosby's a great hockey player and he has worked hard to be one but he is a dirty, whining, diver who is a poor sport and sets a bad example to all his impressionable young fans.



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 10:35 AM

Let's not turn this into a HWSNBN vs. Ovie thread.


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 10:36 AM

Wonder if some of the writers want their Hart trophy votes back...



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 11:12 AM

Imagine a line with Ovechkin and Kovalev.  I don't know who the 3rd lazy ass would be, but I'd love to see a line with 3 forwards that hang out between center ice and the oppositions blue line.

 

Make it Sergei Kostitsyn.



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 12:06 PM

Lack of skill or execution is excusable, lack of effort is never excusable.

 

Putting yourself out of position because you are trying to stop a goal, is a hell of a lot different than not trying!

Two strides between the blue line and the goal and he is in range to lift the Rags player's stick. If he does that much and the goal goes in still, hey at least he tried. 

 

I remember a failry similar play with Feds against LA in the playoffs, but I also remember a few plays like that from Mule, Nash, and many other players of different nationalities!

 

Russian born players are no more hard working or lazy than any other generalized nationality in the game!


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 12:19 PM

I'd strip him of the C. This isn't the first time.

The only captain material on the Caps is Troy Brouwer.  The Caps are so heartless. 



 

Make it Sergei Kostitsyn.

 

:drunk: That's horrilby perfect!   

 

Coach: It's practice time and a team meeting to follow, where's the Russian trio?

 

Players: Being awesome with Dany Heatley coach...



Lack of skill or execution is excusable, lack of effort is never excusable.

 

Putting yourself out of position because you are trying to stop a goal, is a hell of a lot different than not trying!

Two strides between the blue line and the goal and he is in range to lift the Rags player's stick. If he does that much and the goal goes in still, hey at least he tried. 

 

I remember a failry similar play with Feds against LA in the playoffs, but I also remember a few plays like that from Mule, Nash, and many other players of different nationalities!

 

Russian born players are no more hard working or lazy than any other generalized nationality in the game!

 Nope, but there's a few that take lazy to a whole new level.  When I think of great Russians that played hockey the way it should be, I think the Red Army with Mikhailov, Kharlamov and Tretiak and the Russian 5.  Those guys fought hard to give Russians a great name and guys like Ovie, Kovalev and Kostitsyn are lazy players and are often dummies outside of the rink too.  I actually like Ovechkin, but sometimes he just begs to be hated.


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 12:22 PM

The only captain material on the Caps is Troy Brouwer.  The Caps are so heartless. 



 

:drunk: That's horrilby perfect!   

 

Coach: It's practice time and a team meeting to follow, where's the Russian trio?

 

Players: Being awesome with Dany Heatley coach...



 Nope, but there's a few that take lazy to a whole new level.  When I think of great Russians that played hockey the way it should be, I think the Red Army with Mikhailov, Kharlamov and Tretiak and the Russian 5.  Those guys fought hard to give Russians a great name and guys like Ovie, Kovalev and Kostitsyn are lazy players and are often dummies outside of the rink too.  I actually like Ovechkin, but sometimes he just begs to be hated.

 

backstrom...



Lack of skill or execution is excusable, lack of effort is never excusable.

 

Putting yourself out of position because you are trying to stop a goal, is a hell of a lot different than not trying!

Two strides between the blue line and the goal and he is in range to lift the Rags player's stick. If he does that much and the goal goes in still, hey at least he tried. 

 

I remember a failry similar play with Feds against LA in the playoffs, but I also remember a few plays like that from Mule, Nash, and many other players of different nationalities!

 

Russian born players are no more hard working or lazy than any other generalized nationality in the game!

 

please show me the video of mule doing that...



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 12:33 PM

 

backstrom...



 

please show me the video of mule doing that...

 

 

Are you seriously telling me you have never seen mule float through either offensive or the defensive zone?

It doesn't have to be as obvious as with Ovie, but Mule floats his way around the ice very very often!

 

I can show you countless examples of him floating all around the ice, I just have a hard time believing you have never seen it!?


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 12:54 PM

 

backstrom...



 

please show me the video of mule doing that...

 I'm not sold on Backstrom.  He's good, but without Ovie putting the puck in the net, how many assists does he lose?  And I don't see him as much of a lead by example guy.  Brouwer however does, and has since Jr.


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 12:56 PM

 

Are you seriously telling me you have never seen mule float through either offensive or the defensive zone?

It doesn't have to be as obvious as with Ovie, but Mule floats his way around the ice very very often!

 

I can show you countless examples of him floating all around the ice, I just have a hard time believing you have never seen it!?

 

I have seen him float, but to compare anything he has done to what ovie did there is ridiculous. Franzen is much better defensively than ovie, even when he is floating







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