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Welcome to Center Ice Chat’s Top 5, an irregular series ranking the obscure to mainstream on anything hockey. Today we look at why Alexander Ovechkin got it wrong by skipping this year’s All-Star game due to an overlapping three-game suspension. There’s no question the “Shanaban” is getting a bit repetitive, and has changed the way players have to think and reaction in fractions of seconds. Alexander Ovechkin is a force at the endboards, and he’ll let you know it first-hand. As a result, he got “Shanabanned,” as we all know. Here’s the five reasons why Ovechkin losses out by missing the annual festivities. 5. League leader: Ovechkin will never be the NHL poster boy again. He and Sidney Crosby jockeyed for that distinction for years. Last year when Crosby went down, Ovechkin had that chance to take the lead. However, we were all still emotionally attached to Crosby and the state of his health. Ovechkin never really stepped up and gave us a reason to look away. He went on...
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