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The Washington Capitals star is a wizard with a hockey stick in his hands, and with the NHL season up in the air, he might have time to practice what he can do with a willow cricket bat at his disposal. Ovechkin's hand-eye coordination is a dream, and his quick wrists would be handy for flicking balls past fielders just like he flicks them past goalies on the ice. His 98 mph slap shot can be tailored into an exquisite cover drive on the pitch as well.
-- Peter Della Penna