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Posted at 5:58 PM ET, 12/31/2010

Winter Classic video: Alex Ovechkin on learning to adjust

By Lindsay Applebaum

After the Capitals practiced at Heinz Field ahead of the NHL's Winter Classic (moved to 8 p.m. because of impending rain), captain Alex Ovechkin spoke about having to play differently now that opposing teams are defending him differently and applying more back pressure.

Check out the left wing's candid comments below:

(Evelio Contreras/The Washington Post)

By Lindsay Applebaum  | December 31, 2010; 5:58 PM ET
Categories:  Alex Ovechkin, Winter Classic  
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Is Ovechkin a star ? Seems to me he's finished. At least for 2010-2011.

Good luck to the neutered #8 .......

Posted by: Cheef | January 1, 2011 1:19 AM | Report abuse

Seriously, it's always hilarious to see people who know nothing about hockey comment here. So after four years of being at the top of or in the top five of goal scoring, shots taken, hits delivered Ovechkin is finished. No, just for this season now that's its about one third over. Ovechkin, Boudreau and Backy won't be able to figure out how to combat, offensively, the new strategy of smothering Ovie. Is Gr8 squeezing the stick a little right now? Sure. But to say he's done for this year is ridiculous.

Posted by: b80vin | January 1, 2011 3:19 AM | Report abuse

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