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Here Comes 700!

Razors Edge

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...or so NBC Sports (and surely @Prophet Zacharia can attest to) writes:

The 34-year-old will eventually become the eighth player to score 700 in NHL history, joining Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, Jaromir Jagr, Brett Hull, Marcel Dionne, Phil Esposito and Mike Gartner. Ovechkin also surpassed Maurice Richard for the eighth most hat tricks in NHL history after recording the 27th of his career.

While Ovechkin certainly has eyes on Gartner’s record of 708 goals, Gretzky’s iconic 894 total doesn’t seem that far-fetched. It is unrealistic Ovechkin keeps up the two goals a game pace he is currently on, but he has remained one of the most prolific offensive talents of this generation and has not showed many signs of slowing down.

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33 minutes ago, Razors Edge said:

Isn't he Russian?  They use better stuff in addition to the HGH!

His production sputtered after a DC area pharmacy and chiropractor linked to the Nationals and Capitals players got busted for HGH distribution. Then he got his groove back. So yes, Russian players do seem to have access to lots of good stuff.

Only Mike Bossy, Mario Lemieux and Pavel Bure have played 700+ NHL games with a better goals per game scoring rate than Ovi. So chapeau.

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