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    Ovechkin, does he even backcheck?

    He's minus 36 right now and he only has 36 ES points. Half of his offensive production has come on the power play. Desipite being an elite goal scorer, is he still a top 5 player in the game, top 10?
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    Ovechkin is an elite defensive player according to some on this site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BranWingss View Post
    Ovechkin is an elite defensive player according to some on this site.
    again, changing what I wrote to fit your argument. My statement was that he was projected to be a strong defensive player when drafted. He isn't that he's bad at defense, it's the lack of the effort. To answer the thread question though, he's easily a top 5 player when his head is in the game, when the team stinks he tends to lose interest. He frankly won too many individual awards at a young age. what does he have left to accomplish other then the Stanley cup?

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    He has 0 even strength points in March


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    http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=448095

    Tuesday's shutout loss to the Dallas Stars was not pretty for the playoff-hopeful Washington Capitals and it got even more tense on Wednesday in a post-practice news conference.

    After falling 5-0 on home ice in a game that could have tied them for second in the wild card standings, Washington head coach Adam Oates had some strong words for Capitals' superstar Alex Ovechkin.

    "Ovi quit on the play, coming back," said Oates to CSN Washington. "It just goes to show you gotta hustle the whole time. The whole, entire time."

    Oates was referring to the Stars' fourth goal where a nonchalant Ovechkin allowed Alex Chiasson to get past him and set up an easy goal by Dustin Jeffrey.

    Ovechkin is currently leading the NHL with 48 goals but is last in the league in plus/minus with a minus- 36.

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    Putting the "C" on his jersey was a bad choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fingerbang View Post
    Putting the "C" on his jersey was a bad choice.
    agreed

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    I don't like the +/- stat but when you have zero goals 5on5 all month and the majority of your points are scored on the man advantage, that stat will be even more unreliable than normal. Haven't seen him recently but he's certainly susceptible to looking really bad on the back-check.

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    He is 100% lazy. I feel the passion in his game is not there right now. He doesn't seem like the Ovie we saw when he first came into the league. He doesn't even seem near the same level as Crosby anymore.
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    Ovie's such a weird case. I'd have a very hard time including him in my top 5 but an equally difficult time keeping him out of the top 10. Extremely unique player, with not all of that uniqueness being positive, obviously.


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    Send Oates packing or demote him, he was never the right man for the job in Washington, I've been saying this since he got hired. Pick up Laviolette.
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    Quote Originally Posted by i am bob View Post
    He has 0 even strength points in March
    Done this twice before. Not a rarity.
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    His +/- is purely coaching staff based.

    There's also this:

    https://twitter.com/mc79hockey/statu...541888/photo/1
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    Half the battle in playing defense is hustling and giving it your all.

    So no, Ovechkin sucks at defense. He doesn't have it in him. Never did, never will.
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    Might have the most goals but he's also pretty far up there on being responsible at least partially for goals against his team too.
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