Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 10/23/14
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Pierre LeBrun of ESPN answers some rant email, You can change your coach, but until the captain of the team remembers he’s an NHL hockey player and not some trend setting playboy, the discipline problems will remain. For as much talent as the team has, games and Cups are won in the hard work put in during practice, offseason workouts and through being a TEAM, not just playing on one. Parallel Ovechkin and Stamkos. Two great talents, but why is one only improving on his greatness, while the other barely stands out in most games he plays. Just look at their offseason training regimen. The millions these players are paid is not just for the 82-game season plus training camp and playoffs, it’s to maintain the high level and intensity even during offseason workouts. My take: The leadership has to start with your franchise player and Alex Ovechkin continues to be inconsistent this season. Let me put it to you this way, I asked an NHL scout to rank the following four Russian stars recentl...
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