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08:15 AM ET 02.13 | Once one of the most feared goal-scorers in the game, Alex Ovechkin has become a fascination of sorts. [Ovechkin has five goals in 13 games], but there are signs that the Washington Capitals' winger is growing into the changes he's been asked to make to his game. Ovechkin is beginning to take advantage of the different offensive possibilities that come from playing on the right wing rather than the left. He's taking more shots on goal, finding more open space and working better with his linemates to generate quality chances. ... [Said new teammate Mike Ribeiro:] "I think on the left side, teams just took him away a lot of times through the years. He needs to adjust and give teams different looks."

The Washington Post

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February 13, 2013  08:35 AM ET

Ovechkin had been boiled down to a few plays on the left wing, and with all of them scouted a move to the right wing might help find the spark he's not had in quite a while, and the shake-up will more than likely pay dividends sooner or later.

Better be quick though Alexander.... 1/4 of the season is already gone and the Caps are languishing in last in the SE division, and my 'Canes work a good road run, although, 2 games in Philly on the same trip was a bit much.

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February 13, 2013  08:51 AM ET
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Your Canes shall be caned tomorrow by the hand of god and his blue and white minions.

With no Reimer? Keep Dreaming mate... Scrivens won't hold up, not in my view anyways. Although the lads might be tored from the road swing, I still see a win.

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February 13, 2013  09:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Your Canes shall be caned tomorrow by the hand of god and his blue and white minions.

Randy left his office with two stone tablets bearing the words of the Irked One?

February 13, 2013  09:26 AM ET
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Ovechkin had been boiled down to a few plays on the left wing, and with all of them scouted a move to the right wing might help find the spark he's not had in quite a while, and the shake-up will more than likely pay dividends sooner or later.Better be quick though Alexander.... 1/4 of the season is already gone and the Caps are languishing in last in the SE division, and my 'Canes work a good road run, although, 2 games in Philly on the same trip was a bit much.

Alex is pretty stubborn to put it mildly. Teams have been defending him pretty effectively for the last three years with his entirely predictable moves on the left wing. While Ovie is a fantastically talented guy, everybody else in the league is not stupid and they can, and did, come up with effective defensive plans. Be interesting to see if he does make the adjustments required this year. He's shown a few flashes this year of the old Ovie. Not many, but a few.

February 13, 2013  09:31 AM ET
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Scrivezina will defend his goal with honour and valour, while the two towers of might from Winnipeg shall make the puny, feeble, drunken bretheren from Thunder Bay shake in their skates.

Drunk is the only way to play pucks man! Beer leagues all the way!

Besides, your lads don't like our barn for some reason.... playing below the Mason-Dixon makes 'em Skittish...

February 13, 2013  09:38 AM ET
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With no Reimer? Keep Dreaming mate... Scrivens won't hold up, not in my view anyways. Although the lads might be tored from the road swing, I still see a win.

Sir Scrivens stood strong and fended off many a Philly assaults when he was summoned

February 13, 2013  09:40 AM ET
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Alex is pretty stubborn to put it mildly. Teams have been defending him pretty effectively for the last three years with his entirely predictable moves on the left wing. While Ovie is a fantastically talented guy, everybody else in the league is not stupid and they can, and did, come up with effective defensive plans. Be interesting to see if he does make the adjustments required this year. He's shown a few flashes this year of the old Ovie. Not many, but a few.

Yes, you were thinking along the same lines as I was, with the move, will opponents adjust?

So far, he's not really woken up yet (maybe still suffering a little Jetlag), and as you say a few flashes here and there, but as I said, it should pay dividends.

February 13, 2013  09:56 AM ET
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Your Canes shall be caned tomorrow by the hand of god and his blue and white minions.

LOL - Love the new schtick.

But I think the Canes are Abel.

February 13, 2013  09:59 AM ET
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Drunk is the only way to play pucks man! Beer leagues all the way!

Besides, your lads don't like our barn for some reason.... playing below the Mason-Dixon makes 'em Skittish...

Hey AC I rocked a Canadiens avatar and they lost 6-0. Then had a Flyers avatar and that went badly too. If you don't want me to post a Canes avatar please send $100.00 in unmarked bills to Canuck eh? c/o Leafssuck.ca

February 13, 2013  09:59 AM ET
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LOL - Love the new schtick. But I think the Canes are Abel.

The canes are abel to what?

February 13, 2013  10:01 AM ET
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Ovechkin had been boiled down to a few plays on the left wing, and with all of them scouted a move to the right wing might help find the spark he's not had in quite a while, and the shake-up will more than likely pay dividends sooner or later.Better be quick though Alexander.... 1/4 of the season is already gone and the Caps are languishing in last in the SE division, and my 'Canes work a good road run, although, 2 games in Philly on the same trip was a bit much.

It'll take more than changing sides on the ice to spark AO unless ... it's via a trade.

February 13, 2013  10:03 AM ET
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The canes are abel to what?

They are able to Staal.

February 13, 2013  10:07 AM ET
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They are able to Staal.

The Canes are Abel to Staal a Hurricane ?

February 13, 2013  10:07 AM ET
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They are able to Staal.

The Canes are Abel to Staal what though?

February 13, 2013  10:15 AM ET
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The Canes are Abel to Staal what though?

Read #15.

February 13, 2013  10:18 AM ET
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Read #15.

Yeah Harry beat me by a few seconds

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