Henry Hank wrote: ExPatriatePen wrote:
pmh118 wrote:If only Mario could've played without the 2-line pass rule in his heyday. *sigh*
If anyone reminds me of Mario, it's Ovechkin. I don't know if he can make plays like Mario, but the types of goals he scores really remind me of Mario. The way he can just beat people one-on-one and the crazy goals he scores, that's Mario.
The difference between Mario and everyone else is that Mario scored his goals almost effortlessly. He could do mind numbing moves in his sleep. On the other hand, both Crosby and Ovechkin look as though their results are due to incredibly hard work.
Crosby spent 6 hours a day playing hockey in Juniors, meanwhile Mario, according to Bourqy, didn't put on skates during offseason, and came back with the same vigor during training camp. Mario was born with his talents while everyone else has to work 10 times harder.