Back with another guest post is Caps correspondent Brad Parker.
Alex Ovechkin – In February he was lazy, past his prime and everything wrong with superstar athletes. Then he set the all-time NHL record for goals in April, led the NHL in goals for the season and tied Sidney Crosby in points. And unlike Sidney Crosby, he consistently plays in NHL games.
Nick Backstrom –- Reuniting him with Ovi saved the season. He finished just outside of the top-10 in scoring and is a huge reason Ovi’s being considered for the Hart again.
Braden Holtby –- It’s easy to forget that this was his first full season in the NHL, and it wasn’t a full season thanks to the lockout. The starting role is his and he’ll have a very long leash in both the playoffs and the ‘13-14 season.
Mike Green –- When he got healthy the team turned around. Green is the QB of the power play and led the league in goals for defensemen. He also shattered Nate Thompson’s visor and became one of the first people on the plane...