Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by Aaron Vickers, Sep 28, 2003.
Does he have the head and heart to match?
I don't think anyone here would be in any position to answer that.
Hmmm...being from Calgary, you wanna know more about your (maybe) next player, eh ??? From my point of view, someone who's that good in every aspects of his game at his age has 99,99 out of 100 chance of being motivated. He's not just a telented offensive player like Daigle if that's what you mean.
Well, whoever this "Ovechkin" guy is, I couldn't bear the thought of him not having a matching heart and head, so I found this heart...
I'm stil looking for a head though...
Okay, I think this one will work. If it's not a match, please let me know.
That's Eric Lindros' head. Look again.
Yeah, I know. Eric wasn't using it.
Eric was using it. He was using it to absorb hits.
Ovechkin has talent? Gee, who would have guessed.
Deja vu of everything that was said about Kovalchuk prior to his drafting.
It is a little much when every talented Russian prospect has his heart and his soul questioned. I guess people are a little more cautious because we've had some enigmatic Russians in the past.
Not so much that. In fact, when I think of youngsters without a head attached to their shoulders, I'll think of several Canadians before I'll think of anyone else.
Ovechkin or whoever it is that you meant to spell is probably just another one of those soft euro's that won't ever be able to play in the NHL so why bother asking. Sheesh, some people, if you want to start a thread about a young player you should at least pick one that some of us might have heard of before around here.
I'm actually the Columbus Blue Jackets editor on this si...wait...that still works from your end...
Â« HAd some enigmatic Russians...Â» I don't know Stephen the englsih expression but in french we call that a free statement. We can all roll down here an interminable list of former Americans, Canadians and french Canadians prospects who became enigmatic players too.
Ovechkin sucks. He is Russian. That means he has no heart and no head. You don't build a Stanley Cup winner around him. I'll take him for a scoring title, but I'll take Gaborik if I want to win.
PS. Why would ANYBODY wonder about a guy's heart/head when the scouts agree that Ov's greatest assets are not his pure skills (skating, stickhandling, shooting, speed, etc.), but his 2-way game, maturity, competitive drive, coachability and hockey smarts???
Apparently, they say that he plays differently then the rest of the Russians! He definitly will be a name in the NHL, but one man can't win you a stanley cup.
P.S: For all those guys who have never heard of Ovechkin, aparently, if he were elligable for the Draft, he would have been chosen before Kovalchuk (so I've heard) He wasn't even elligable for the 2003 draft, yet Florida tried to pick him with there last pick! He will be, without a doubt, the 1st pick in this years draft! If you haven't heard of Ovechkin, what are you doing on the prospect board? You should hang your head in shame, and go back to your shack in the woods, put your fingers back in your ears, close your eyes, and reflect on how you made it to this thread in the first place!!
As absolut says, I think the scoots says he his very mature and hungry!!!
We will be able to answer the question after the next WJC in december.
Are you guys talking about this guy? 1st time I've heard about him.
Ovechkin has been compared to Joe Sakic mentally, as a leader, and in off-ice composure. Answer your question?
After meeting Ovechkin and his father they seemed very much alike. His father was very proud of his son and followed him everywhere. Despite his age he seemed very mature and down to earth which, in my opinion, are great qualities for a natural leader. Somebody who is approachable and focused.
I'm not sure what you mean, but when I say enigmatic, I really mean ass-hole. There have been a lot of talented Russians who have been seen as players with attitude. So when they look at Ovechkin or Kovalchuk, they associate them with Bure, Yashin, Volchkov, Zyuzin, etc.
After ducking through sarcasm...yes it does.
Can you explain why Bure, Volchkov and Zyuzin are "ass-holes"? Volchkov was a lazy and undisciplined prospect. Zyuzin is a mental case. Bure is a cherrypicker. None of these offenses mean the player is an -*******. Besides, we've seen plenty of non-Russian lazy prospects, obnoxious young players, nutcases, and cherrypickers. Please, lets be sensible here...