Is Ovechkin delusional?

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  1. pei fan

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    Quoted in the Globe and Mail referring to Crosby:"Let's wait and see who will
    receive more attention at the end of the season."

    Does this guy really think he's that good or is he just crazed with jealousy?
    I've always said he's a great hockey player but could someone help this guy
    to deal with his oversize ego?
     
  2. Mat

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    whats wrong with believing in yourself?
     
  3. wilka91*

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    No. :dunno:

    He's in love with himself!
     
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    ovechkin is no chump

    its like melo and james
     
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    He was the number one pick in the previous draft, why wouldn't he show such confidence? It's very possible he'll put up better numbers this year (and perhaps beyond) than Crosby anyway.
     
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    Believing in yourself is one thing-suggesting you're so darn good
    that you'll make everyone forget Sidney Crosby is quite another.
    The really great ones don't direct attention back to themselves.
    Wayne Gretzky was always the first guy in praisng Mario and
    he's still his #1 fan.Ovechkin reminds me of one of those ego maniac
    football or basketball players.
     
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    Perhaps Ovechkin doesn't read these boards. If he did he'd know for sure he has no chance of becoming the talent Crosby is. Might as well stay in the RSL.

    Can we have a day around here where someone doesn't bring up these two in a post?

    Tom
     
  8. pei fan

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    Or maybe the problem is he does read them and believes the stuff his fans are posting. ;)
     
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    Tell me the last time you've seen a quote like that in hockey.It's pretty
    unusual.
     
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    Taking into account who Ovechkin will be playing beside and who Crosby will be playing beside, for that reason alone my money is on Crosby to be a better producer.
     
  11. gialloneri

    gialloneri Hypno-Brooks!

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    I agree with thomasincanada. Even as a Pens fan, I have no problem with him saying these things - he's not saying Crosby will be rubbish or anything, he's effectively saying, not unreasonably, that it's a long season and who knows who'll set the league alight. There's no point playing sport to a high level if you can't believe that you can be the best, and I don't think he's showing any disrespect with this comment.
     
  12. Twist and Shout

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    Not delusional. He knows what he can do and it's up to him to make sure it happens.
     
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    If Ovechkin were NA he would be recieving as much or more media attention already, unfortunatley for him, unless he has such a great personality that he works his interviews greeatly, he will never be as popular as Crosby, although he *may* be a much better player.
     
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    i would rather have a player believing in himself than one who would rather stay in the ussr because he might not be as good.
     
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    What should he have said?

    "Sidney is great, I'll never be as good as he is."

    Imagine how many people would be hating on him for that one.
     
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    Nothing wrong with this. "Let's wait and see" is exactly that: you don't know what's going to happen during the season so you might as well "wait and see."
     
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    God forbid a hockey player show some attitude.

    I don't see the problem here. AO is an extremely talented rookie, a #1 overall pick, who has been an afterthought in the inane Crosby hype. Can't blame him for saying something about it. And what if, at the end of the season, AO is far and away the better player? What will you say then?
     
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    I agree with him. IMO he is the better player and I think he will have a better season. Perhaps you should look outside your little box of Crosby amour and realize that Ovechkin is just as good a prospect that Sidney is.
     
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    Examples of the complete conversations to demonstrate context...

    Reporter: "So how do you think we will fare in comparison to Crosby in Pittsburgh this season"

    Overchkin: "I'm looking forward to a good season and helping the team. I'm sure Crosby is doing the same, but I'm focused on my game."

    Reporter: "Do you feel you can make an impact with the team and help the team the same way Crosby can help Pittsburgh".

    Overchkin: "Well, I'm not sure. But I'm definitely going to go out and try to help the team win this year. I'm confident I will make an impact."

    Reporter: "But no one is paying any attention to your potential impact in Washington and you seem to be pretty much forgotten when compared to Crosby..."

    Overchkin, fed up with the reporter: "Let's wait and see who will
    receive more attention at the end of the season."


    Factor in the potential context of the quote with the fact English isn't his first language, and you've basically got a confident player looking forward to showing his stuff. If I were a Caps fan, I would love it.
     
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    That would be annoying, a reporter doing an interview with you and only talking about another player. This reminds me of when every player on the Phili Eagles got peppered with T.O questions during sideline interviews.
     
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    Except for the fact that Wade is better :D
     
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    Thank you. I was almost losing my faith in people again. I always start reading these threads on this board and I get this urge to bang my head with the keyboard, but then there's always that one (sadly just one) post in each thread that is written by a reasonable thinking person that stops me from doing any actual damage.
     
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    Sometimes I think it's better to be the big fish in a small pond rather than just one of many. Think Rick Nash.
     
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    I imagine that there are plenty of us who sympathize with you ... but look at it this way: there's a fine line between this :banghead: and this :biglaugh: ... there're some real gems in here ... i say bang away ...
     
  25. X0ssbar

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    I don't have a problem with this comment.

    In fact, I welcome it. The NHL could use some more attitiude and trash talking - makes for good press and gets people talking (like us for example :) )
     
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