Russian Machine Never Breaks
One of the reasons Ovy’s goal totals have diminshed – and don’t kid yourself, it’s a legit reason – is that people have better learned to defend his tendencies. If a guy can’t dribble with his left hand, you drive him to the left. Just getting in that shooting lane when you’re in d-zone coverage, and getting stick-on-stick on his rushes led to some of his frustration in the NHL – when he went to the well again in the K, he scored more.