Should Alexander Ovechkin Change His Game?

March 17th, 2010 by Josh McCain Leave a reply »
To answer my own question, no he shouldn't.

Listen, I understand that the way Alexander Ovechkin plays he's going to injury himself and tally up a few more suspensions before he plays his final game, and like any other player in any other sport you are just going to have to take the good with the bad.

And personally I don't think the way he plays the game is bad at all.

First off, he isn't a dirty player.  His latest suspension for his hit on Chicago's Brian Campbell has elicited mixed opinions from everyone in and around hockey. 

I do think that the hit was worth a penalty, maybe even a double minor, but a game misconduct and a suspension were a bit harsh.

In a sport like hockey you're going to have players make those kinds of hits because of the nature of the game.

It's easy to look at a replay and say "hey, that was a cheap shot," but when you're going all out in the middle of a game it's a lot harder to determine if the hit you are about to lay on someone will net you a trip to the sin-bin or a suspension.

Most players just make the hit, and sometimes they're wrong, but it doesn't make ...

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