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Will Alex Ovechkin Surpass Wayne Grezky? It has yet to be seen

Published August 12, 2023 at 10:49
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Alex Ovechkin, the prolific Russian-born ice hockey player, has long been hailed as a potential candidate to surpass Wayne Gretzky's all-time NHL goals record. However, with a current gap of 72 goals behind Gretzky's record of 894, Ovechkin has recently expressed doubts about his ability to achieve such a feat this season.

«I can't predict how long it will take me to break Gretzky's record,» Ovechkin said, as translated via Google Translate. «God sees everything. I can't assess whether it will be possible to take a swing at Gretzky's record for goals in the regular season and the playoffs. Life will show. Let's see if I feel good. Let's see

Despite his reservations, hockey legend Gretzky remains optimistic about Ovechkin's chances of breaking his record and has even expressed his intention to personally congratulate him when he does so.

Interestingly, Ovechkin may break another record before he surpasses Gretzky's, as he is only two empty-net goals away from surpassing Gretzky's record of 56.


This is a testament to Ovechkin's exceptional talent and relentless work ethic, as well as his ability to consistently perform at the highest level.

While the prospect of breaking Gretzky's record may seem daunting, it is important to remember that records are made to be broken, and Ovechkin's determination and commitment to his craft make him a strong contender to do just that.

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