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by Paul on 02/16/12 at 04:16 PM ET
Yesterday we had this…
Kolzig stressed that Ovechkin needs to step up his work ethic and “maybe not get wrapped up too much in the rock star status that comes with being Alex Ovechkin.”
“I don’t disagree with anything that Olie said,” McPhee said. “What we have to understand is Olie had one of the highest work ethics of any player we’ve ever seen. It’s hard for anybody to match his level and he holds everybody to that standard. But you look at a player like Ovechkin, he wouldn’t be who he is if he didn’t work hard.
“But like all the great ones: a [Mario] Lemieux, or a [Sergei] Fedorov or a Corey Perry or an Ovechkin,” McPhee continued. “There are nights where you may not be giving it everything but your skill makes a difference and you help your club win a game. What we all learn is you have to be reminded once in awhile. If you’re working hard all the time that’s when you become unstoppable.”
read more, including Ovechkin’s remarks from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider.
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