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Bruce Boudreau: “It is hard to tell Ovechkin to change”

Bruce Boudreau:

Bruce Boudreau: “It is hard to tell Ovechkin to change” (Photo © REUTERS/Joe Giza)

The Washington Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau says that it is hard to tell Ovechkin to change the way he plays, reports Corey Masisak of The Washington Times in his twitter.

He’s pretty reckless. It is hard telling a guy who scores 60 goals a year to change the way he plays. At the same time, you don’t want to see him getting hurt. Maybe he needs to pick his spots a little better.

I just don’t want him to put himself in harm’s way. I don’t think anything being said will change the way he plays. I don’t think there is a malicious bone of him trying to hurt anybody. He just plays hard and he plays to win every shift. It is a really fine line between taking that away from him and I don’t see how you can take it away without talking to him.

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