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Alexander 'The Great' Ovechkin
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Alexander "The Great" Ovechkin

"The Great One" is sole property of Wayne Gretzky, but Ovechkin's moniker doesn't appear to be pure hyperbole. During his first four NHL seasons, the Washington Capitals sniper has become the game's most dynamic and electrifying goal-scorer, with 50 or more three times, while winning two successive Hart MVP trophies (2008, 2009).

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