Originally Posted by gyldenlove
Yup, he needs to get much better at finding open space, he has an excellent shot but he is definitely no Brett Hull when it comes to finding open ice.
Ovie has his faults for sure but I guarantee you both he is a 40+ guy elsewhere. He has been broken down in DC for various reasons some on him and some on the org.
He has checked out of here in my eyes. He does show spurts of old ovie but I think subconsciously he has checked out.
Between Leonsis/Patrick/McPhee this org is a hot mess. Ovie will blow back up in a different environment.
It's his fault as well as the org's fault, but I have no doubts he lights it up in another environment. His demise is greatly exaggerated. He had 38 goals last season under defense coach Dale hunter in limited ice time no less