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Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin had some very interesting parting words before he joined the Russian national team at the World Championships. A disappointing Game 7 loss should irritate Ovechkin, but it's not exactly something he's not familiar with. His team tends to exit in seven games quite often, giving fans high hopes then breaking their hearts.
It must be frustrating for the captain to not have playoff success, but when you couple that with constant comments about how he under produces in the post season, it hits a nerve. Factor in the fact that he basically single-handedly drug his team to their final Southeast Division championship, and it's perfectly understandable to see why this off-season and the criticism is more annoying than usual.
That still doesn't excuse his exit comments, which varied from "they [the NHL] wanted a game seven. For ratings. You know, lockout, escrow, league must make profit." to stating that Henr...
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On Monday Night Alex Ovechkin and his Washington Capitals were eliminated from the NHL Playoffs by the New York Rangers. On Tuesday morning, Pat Leonard of The New York Daily News reported that Ovi suggested to a Russian reporter that the NHL wanted the Rangers to win game 6 and force a game 7.
“Not saying there was a phone call, but they wanted Game 7,” Ovechkin reportedly...
Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin will join Russia's team at the ice hockey world championships in Finland.
It will be Ovechkin's ninth appearance in the tournament. He helped Russia win the gold medal last year and in 2008. He has 26 goals and 18 assists in 55 games.
The news that he'll play for Russia comes Tuesday, a day after Ovechkin's Capitals were...
Alex Ovechkin was critical of the officiating in the Capitals Game 7 loss to the Rangers (courtesy of Russianmachineneverbreaks.com)
Cue Gun’s & Roses “They’re Out To Get Me”; at least that’s what Washington Capitals star winger Alex Ovechkin thinks after the team blew a 2-0 series lead only to lose in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. According to ESPN...
Washington Capitals star winger Alex Ovechkin is one tough son of a….well you get the idea. It was revealed today by the Capitals that Ovechkin had played the final two games of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the New York Rangers with a hairline fracture in his left foot as per NHL.com.
Ovechkin suffered the injury during Game 6 at Madison Square Garden after blocking...
The Russian national team confirmed today that Alex Ovechkin will be joining the squad for their playoff push at the 2013 World Hockey Championships. Ovechkin’s Washington Capitals lost in game 7 of the Stanley Cup playoffs’ first round on Monday night against the New York Rangers, prompting him to join Russia. This will be his ninth World [...]
The addition of Alex Ovechkin did nothing to bolster Russia's lineup at the IIHF World Championship. Nothing at all.
Russia's goalie tandem of Ilya Bryzgalov and Semyon Varlamov were gawd awful in the quarter final game vs. a 19 year old kid and a cast of youngsters from the USA.
John Gibson, the skilled, fearless goalie who earned MVP, Best Goaltender, and all...
The first round of the playoffs has come and gone, but a number of big-time stars forgot to show up. Some teams were able to survive despite the minimal contributions from their offensive stars, while others suffered because of it. Here’s a look at the top five scorers who were missing in action in Round 1.
5. Corey Perry, Anaheim Ducks
If I told you the Anaheim Ducks would score...
We've already discussed Alex Ovechkin's comments after the Washington Capitals departed from the playoffs in the first round. In our article, we highlighted that Ovechkin and his teammates would be better off not making excuses and should instead take responsibility for their actions.
As it turns out, New York Rangers coach John Tortorella wasn't a fan of Washington...
Just a few things that caught my eye:
Team captains do not act like children. They do not blame others. They stand up and accept responsibility. Alexander Ovechkin has been looking in that fun house mirror again. Have I ever mentioned how I much I can't stand people like that?
Special teams -- will they be the story of the second round? They sure were in...
USA 8, Russia 3 So clearly the Russians weren’t interested in playing after today. Despite beating the Americans earlier in the tournament, Russia proved to be no match for USA, who easily won the match 8-3. Alex Ovechkin, who arrived yesterday after his Washington Capitals were eliminated by the New York Rangers, managed to score, but [...]
The Washington Capitals have quite the tortured history when it comes to the playoffs. They are nationally known as choking dogs, a team that can never feel safe when having a 3-1 or 3-2 series lead. The one year they made a run to the Stanley Cup finals, they managed to never have to play a Game 7, which helped their cause. Despite this knowledge, Capitals fans remained way too...
Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin won’t be remembered for recording a goal in each of the Capitals final 23 games or for being named a finalist for the Hart Trophy. Instead, Ovechkin will be remembered for recording only one goal
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