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Is Alexander Ovechkin The NHL’s Allen Iverson?

Published by on April 21, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

Can being too good be bad for your team? 

Perhaps that is the case with the Washington Capitals and their charismatic left winger Alexander Ovechkin. 

While the Caps did manage to win Game Three in the Garden, they are still down 2-1 and Ovechkin has yet to score a goal.  But it is not for lack of trying as Ovechkin has fired 24 shots on goal; more than anyone else in the playoffs.

A friend made the comment that Ovechkin, with all of his shooting, is like the Allen Iverson of the NHL.  The comparison suggested that all of AI's shooting actually hurt his team, much like Ovechkin's trigger-happy left wing extremism is ultimately hurting the Capitals.

However, I do believ...

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