Originally Posted by Atomic Wedgy
You don't have to be a vocalist to be a music critic...
You don't want to value players based on past production which is fair enough. Rather than do that you are placing a high value on potential. Think AO can score 50 goals is also about potential, but he has done it already. This demonstrates it is physically and mentally possible for him. With the others it is guess work and my guess is.... no.
Would you really trade AO for Landeskog straight up?
In a heartbeat. I have no issues jumping off a sinking ship and if you want to keep scooping the water out with a bucket then be my guest.
I have no doubt that Ovechkin has all the skill in the world. He has proven that. But the past few years all he has proven is that he is a middle of the road player and until things change for him, that's the way I see it. I'm not going to grant him any special status because of what he accomplished 3 years ago.
Again this is simply my opinion. You don't have to agree with it. That's your prerogative. In a keeper rankings like Angus is developing, I like the younger guys with actual upside more so then a guy who is struggling, who's been there, done that and may never do it again.
Theres always next years rankings and if Ovechkin can find a way to get his head on straight and return to the glory you think he still has then I have no issues eating crow and moving him back up the ladder. Right now, this is how I would choose them if I was going forward.
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