NHL Pundits Play Blame Game, but It’s Not One Player’s Fault, it’s Everyone’s

May 2nd, 2010 by Adam Davis Leave a reply »
I think everyone who's been even remotely following the NHL Playoffs can tell you that it's been one hell of a ride.

After a long and hard-fought first round, those who deserved to make it through lived to fight another day, and those who weren't as determined are hanging up the skates for the summer.

Unfortunately for the players who couldn't give that extra push, we've begun those few weeks where every hockey fan thinks he's a genius and starts pointing fingers.

This year's Blame Game is already in full swing, with claims like "not scoring enough," "not saving enough," and simply "not enough" running rampant in hockey circles everywhere.

What do I have to say to those players who didn't cut it?


Fans and critics alike have to learn how to lay off and point their fingers somewhere else. Don't think so? I'll prove it to you.

Take Alex Ovechkin, the young, score-at-whim phenom who is arguably the greatest player in the world right now. A week ago: everyone's favorite player. This week: everyone's favorite goat. In my opinion, that's completely bogus.

Ovechkin is one of the most ef ...

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