Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 11/27/11 at 07:01 AM ET
from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,
Where’s the snorting bull? He always seemed stronger than everybody else. What about now?
It’s as if he has taken a vow to never bring us out of our seats again. We’ve seen precious few breathtakingly try-and-stop-me rushes down the wing, fewer shots unleashed, very little joy to his game.
Is Ovechkin trying to show up Boudreau? he will, of course, lose this battle if this keeps happening because Capitals owner Ted Leonsis gave his meal ticket a $124-million US contract a few years ago?
“The thing you always saw in Ovechin was his engine. It ran and ran and ran,” said one mystified NHL general manager, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
“He had this incredible passion to his game. Where has it gone?”
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