Ovechkin is not the next Lemieux!

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  1. Fiji Water

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    Please people...from what I hear about his game, he is a completely different type of player than Mario. Yes he will be an excellent scorer, but he seems to be a bit more of a two-way player than Mario. A lot of scouts have said that his scoring potential is probably lower than Kovalchuk's, but the rest of his game makes up for it. To me, he sounds like a Forsberg type. Responsible defensively, to go along with great offensive skills. However, not as ridiculous gifted offensively as Mario was at in his prime.
     
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    People probably are just saying it since Lemieux was the last phenom on the same level...though I still think that's going a little too high on Ovey.
     
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    Jonathan Cheechoo is the next Mario...I mean, he's already scoring goals between his legs...what's left for the man to do?

    ~Crazed.
     
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    BS. Everyone knows that Martin Erat is the next Lemieux. I mean, he made a great move behind the net against Detroit after all!
     
  5. Fiji Water

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    Hey did u guys know that Jaromir can be rearranged to make Mario Jr!!!!! True Story!!!
     
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    (re: thread title)

    No ****?! :eek:
     
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    everyone knows Cheechoo and Erat are not the next Mario, they are not hurt enought. When they develop bad hips and play in 20 games a season then maybe we can talk.
     
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    gee i wonder why caps fans hate mario. :banana:
     
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    He's Rick James!!
     
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    I have no idea either. It's crazy. Mario dropping 2-3 points a game on them in every playoff series in the 90's couldn't have anything to do with it. Could it?
     
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    Ovechkin is not the next Lemieux.

    He is the next Nolan. Great player, big hype, but not the best from his draft year.
     
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    We'll see about that "iagreewithidiots".
     
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    Now that's funny! :lol

    And anyone who doesn't think AO is a god I have one question for you.....what did the fingers say to the face?......SLAP!!
     
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    One thing you like to do is try and disprove people that don't speak as highly of Ovechkin as you would like. But I've never once seen you disagree when someone has compared Ovechkin to Lemieux. So what's your opinion, you think he IS the next Lemieux? Or are you incapable of speaking negatively about AO?
     
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    If he's the next Lemieux, then what the hell is Crosby?
     
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    Nextzky

    It's redundant...

    Even if my Penguins do land Crosby it's going to be painful to listen to this dribel...
     
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    AO is definately the next Lemieux . . . unfortunately it is his brother Alaine (hope that I spelled that correctly) that he is most like, not Mario
     
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    No, I do NOT think he is the next Lemeuix. I don't think he ever will be. I don't think he has to be. All he as to be is the first Ovechkin. He has his own style. I will be more than happy if he has a similar imapct as Peter Forsberg or Jaromir Jagr--before he cut his hair.
     
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    Ovechkin should grow the super-mullet.
     
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    Ovechkin in many ways will be better than lemieux >> Bigger stronger checks plays defense scores goals and is a playmaker >> He could be and I think he will be a 45 - 50 goal scorer and 100 + points yearly >>
     
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    How does that make him better than Lemieux?
     
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    Different era, but Mario consistently got point totals double what the leading point scorers get today and averaged almost 2 points a game. 40-50 goals and 100 points would be a bad year, a very bad year for Mario in his prime.
     
  24. Jacob

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    Yeah.. Lemieux is arguably the best player ever, and at the VERY WORST one of the top 4 players ever. Just because someone plays an all-around game doesn't mean he's ever going to be anything more than a fraction of what Lemieux was.

    I think Ovechkin can be on the level of Iginla and possibly even Jagr, but Lemieux? No, no and no.
     
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    I never say no, no and no, but will say that it is a long shot . . . 2 points a game, over a career that spans 20 years . . . .just think on that . . . unlikely at best that AO will achieve that but I will see Foppa in 20 years and we will know then.
     
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