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Ovechkin Benched

Postby KG on Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:37 pm

Alexander Ovechkin was benched for much of the third period of Monday night's loss to Montreal.

Ovechkin, who skated seven fewer shifts than linemate Dainius Zubrus, remained on the bench for the final three minutes of the middle frame and the first 11 minutes of the third because Capitals' coach Glen Hanlon didn't believe he was getting his young star's best effort. Ovechkin took the decision in stride. "It was coach's decision," Ovechkin said, wearing a relaxed expression. Asked if he was angry, he said: "No, I'm okay. It's his decision. I don't know [why], ask him." We expect the competitive Ovechkin will come out gangbusters against Florida Wednesday. Mar. 21 - 8:29 am et

Source: Washington Post

This guy has a lot of Kovalchuk in him, floater...
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Postby ExPatriatePen on Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:42 pm

The Craps were down 4-1 after giving up 3 goals in less than two minutes to open the second period. The last two goals were 6 seconds apart.

Hanlon HAD to be frustrated at that point. So he sent a message to the whole team by benching AO.

AO finally scored on the PP with 11 seconds left in the game.
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Re: Ovechkin Benched

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:42 pm

KG wrote:Alexander Ovechkin was benched for much of the third period of Monday night's loss to Montreal.

Ovechkin, who skated seven fewer shifts than linemate Dainius Zubrus, remained on the bench for the final three minutes of the middle frame and the first 11 minutes of the third because Capitals' coach Glen Hanlon didn't believe he was getting his young star's best effort. Ovechkin took the decision in stride. "It was coach's decision," Ovechkin said, wearing a relaxed expression. Asked if he was angry, he said: "No, I'm okay. It's his decision. I don't know [why], ask him." We expect the competitive Ovechkin will come out gangbusters against Florida Wednesday. Mar. 21 - 8:29 am et

Source: Washington Post

This guy has a lot of Kovalchuk in him, floater...


I didn't realize gangbusters was acceptable in a Washington Post article.

Who you gonna call? Gangbusters!!!
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Postby Jim on Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:11 pm

Maybe he is just tired of the one-dimentional one-trip-pone routine as well...
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