Fire0nice228 wrote:Ovie has declined because he wont adapt. Engo and Orpik and Letang shut down his rushes with regularity today simply by staying infront of him when he did his cut to the middle when in the offensive zone.
Actually, I think he has adapted. In terms of producing goals, not winning. I'm far from an Ovie expert, but the puck doesn't seem to be on his stick as often as it used to be. I could be wrong about that. He now seems more content to disappear to lose his defenders--whom he can no longer overpower every single shift.
IMO, the NHL game we've watched the past couple of years is one in which every player can be contained. This is a game that is extremely hard on its stars.