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In Topic: Ovechkin Top 5 Goal Scorer all time?

Yesterday, 10:03 PM

If Ovechkin retired today, he'd be the greatest player ever not to win a Cup.  Nevermind the fact that he's never even been to the conference finals, much like Marcel Dionne, who's likely right behind him as greatest player not to win one.  
 
His teams just haven't been able to pull through in big moments.  He's averaging about a point per game in the playoffs, so you can't really say he's underachieving.  Will be interesting to see if he stays in Washington his entire career or chooses to chase a Cup elsewhere.  


I certainly hope he does win a cup, I think he's amazing, he just needs a better team, and Washington may be on the way to becoming that.

In Topic: All Purpose Grand Rapids Griffins Thread

Yesterday, 08:36 PM

Are the next 3 in Grand Rapids now?

In Topic: Ovechkin Top 5 Goal Scorer all time?

Yesterday, 08:34 PM

 
The era has changed, but I wonder where and when that came about?  I'd say somewhere at the end of the 1990's and early 2000's. 
 
To me, I don't mind if my superstar player scores tons of points and doesn't play defense.  If other guys on his line are defensively responsible and our 3rd line is a good shutdown line, I'm fine with it.   
 
There's plenty of good two-way players in the game.  There's only two or three guys in the whole league that seem capable of scoring 50 goals, though. I'll take a special player like Ovechkin over a Toews or Zetterberg.  


Well anybody would take an Ovechkin, but you need more than that to win, there's a reason Z and Toews have cups and Ovi doesn't. Part of it is the leadership that those two brought to their respective teams, there's also coaching, defense, goaltending etc., point being an Ovi doesn't necessarily make or break a cup run. Replace Franzen with Ovi we still win, replace Z with Ovi, we might not have. Replace Z with Ovi now maybe we haha.

In Topic: Ovechkin Top 5 Goal Scorer all time?

Yesterday, 07:47 PM

So you're not a leader unless you play a two-way game?
 
I guess that means Gretzky wasn't a good leader.  I like a two-way game also, but it's not necessary for greatness or leadership.  Many of the best goal scorers in NHL history didn't have a two way game.  I can fill up an entire page naming those players.  
 
Who gives a crap?

 
Are you one of those posters that wouldn't trade Zetterberg for him straight up? (providing Washington would ever make that trade).


I think in today's game you need to be defensively responsible to be a leader, because you're leading, and that means succeeding at what you want the rest of the team to do. You need to be clutch on both ends of the ice. I suppose there are examples to the contrary, but it's how the Wings succeeded, also the Hawks with Toews.

It was a bit different in Gretzky's day.

In Topic: It's Official: Babcock to coach Maple Leafs

Yesterday, 08:13 AM

 
Why do I torture myself to live here :)


You must be naive.