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AO Drawing Attention

from the Journal News,
Everything about Alexander Ovechkin, from his shaded visor to his spectacular rushes up the wing, demands attention. And that's exactly how the Washington Capitals' 20-year-old Russian rookie likes it. "I don't want to be like everybody," said Ovechkin, who had a goal and three assists last night in a 5-1 win over the Rangers. "I want to be like it's me." Being himself is what differentiates Ovechkin from fellow phenom Sidney Crosby. So while the NHL desperately tries to spark a rivalry between its two young superstars, the only real link between them is their prodigal ability for points. "Everybody's talking about me and Sidney," Ovechkin said. "It's pressure."
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