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Syd Butler - The Other Woman

Monday, 05.04.2009 / 10:21 AM / NHL Celeb Blogs

By Syd Butler - Special to

Blog 10 - Monday, May 4

Bill Guerin reminds me of the Nina Simone song, "The Other Woman."

The media continues to build up the rivalry between Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby and they even throw in Alexander Semin and Evgeni Malkin.

But the secret to this series might be Guerin, "the other woman," if you will. He finds time to make the right pass. He is perfect where his rivals fail. He's a leader on and off the ice.

At the end of the day, in the song, the other woman goes home alone. But if the Caps don't do their job against him, they will be the ones going home alone.

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Author: Syd Butler | Special to

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Jamie improves every game and every year. I've only been with him for two years, but as a player and as a person it seems like every week he's getting stronger and better, and becoming a better leader and better captain. He wants the team to be so successful that he's making himself better as a player.

— Stars forward Tyler Seguin on teammate Jamie Benn, the '14-15 Art Ross Trophy winner
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