Is Ovechkin better than ....?

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  1. The Hrkac Circus

    The Hrkac Circus Registered User

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    Noticing that the stats do not lie I was curious on how people would respond to the comparison between the great Alexander Ovechkin and Ivan Ciernik.

    This year in the AHL, the second best league in the world, Ciernik compiled 10 goals and 31 points while getting minimal playing time on the 4th line of Portland.

    Meanwhile Ovechkin, who people have stated is destined for greatness, netted 13 goals in the lowly Russia Super League... only 3 more than the unheralded Ciernik. But here is the catch: Ovechkin only had 10 assists to Ciernik's 21!!

    However, we can't just look at the stats. I have seen both of these players play numerous times and have come to this conclusion: While Ovechkin is the better pure goal scorer, Ivan Ciernik is far and away the better set-up man and overall hockey player.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. Luigi Lemieux

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    I always heard the RSL was superior to the AHL

    *edit - I'm guessing that was sarcasm :banghead:
     
  3. The Hrkac Circus

    The Hrkac Circus Registered User

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    This, my friend, is a common misconception. The AHL boasts many more quality players, such as Tony "the Hrkac Circus." You won't be finding any players of that calibre in the RSL!
     
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    Is Danny Roussin better than Guillame Latendresse?
     
  5. Broadway Brett

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    The RSL is far and away better. What are you smoking, bud?
     
  6. The Hrkac Circus

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    In my humble and expert opinion, yes.
     
  7. usiel

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    well this is certainly a troll-like post, lol.

    nothing to see here, move along. :razz:
     
  8. The Hrkac Circus

    The Hrkac Circus Registered User

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    I'm so sorry, was just trying to spark some good-natured conversation.
     
  9. Chimaera

    Chimaera same ol' Caps

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    At least the Capitals control the rights to both players
     
  10. Safir*

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    THC: Still bitter that the Pens didn't won the lottery?:D
     
  11. Zine

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    Ovechkin < Hrkac :thumbu:

    *sarcasm meter on 10*
     
  12. craig1

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    I didn't know he was a Pens fan? He hasn't posted on the Pens board.
     
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    No :eek:
     
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    How many catch on?


    Simply Awesome Thread. Irony Rules Everything.
     
  15. Crosbyfan

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    Definitely!...but not for long. Guillaume Latendresse will go second in 05, and play in the NHL the same year. Roussin will be NHL ready at the same time. (All IMO)
     
  16. Crosbyfan

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    I know you're just kidding, but I heard the RSL gives just 1 assist. Can anybody confirm this?
     
  17. Luigi Lemieux

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    no they give out two like the nhl
     
  18. Safir*

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    Firstly, he has only 24 posts to show for and finally take a look at his profile.;)
     
  19. Arastiroth

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    Yes and no. It isn't like in the NHL where if the puck bounces off your skate you get an assist. You actually have to be (recently) an important part of the play that led to the goal. One of the overseas posters can probably explain it better.
     
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