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Alex Ovechkin capped his great season with the NHL's biggest award.
The Washington Capitals right wing won his third Hart Trophy, given to the league's MVP, on Saturday night, beating out Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby and John Tavares of the New York Islanders. Ovechkin led the NHL with 32 goals during the regular season, the first time he's led the league in goal scoring since 2009, when he won his second straight Hart Trophy.
''It was kind of hard, but as everybody knows, I like challenges,'' Ovechkin, who was moved to the right wing this season, said in taped remarks. ''It was a big challenge for me and the coaching staff, but we make it.''
Ovechkin is the eighth player to win three or more Harts, joining Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Bobby Clarke, Bobby Orr, Gordie Howe, Eddie Shore and Howie Morenz.
The vote was expected to be close after Ovechkin and Crosby tied for fourth in the NHL with 56 points, despite the Penguins center m...
BEST OF MAXIM
Image via RMNB Alex Ovechkin was faced with a challenge this year under rookie Washington Capitals Coach Adam Oates. Oates decided in order to revitalize Alex’s game, he would move the super star forward from left wing to right wing. While the transition was tough early on in the year, the bold move by Oates eventually paid off. Although the payoff from the coaching switch didn’t...
Many of the voters who determined the winners of the vast majority of the NHL's individual awards for the 2013 season--the Professional Hockey Writers' Association--readily admitted that their decisions were made much more difficult by the fact that a 48-game season is more of a "sprint" than an 82-game marathon (yielding players on "streaks" meriting...
Alex Ovechkin won his third NHL MVP award.
Alex Ovechkin says his broken left foot is healing well after playing almost three full games on it last month.
The Washington Capitals' captain, who won his third Hart Trophy as the NHL's MVP, sustained a hairline fracture in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the New York Rangers. He did not miss any time, playing in Game 7 the next night and then at...
According to NHL.com, Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin, beat out rival Sidney Crosby to win his third Hart Trophy, an award given to the league’s most valuable player.
Ovechkin beat out Crosby and John Tavares of the New York Islanders to take home his third Hart Trophy as the NHL’s Most Valuable Player as decided by the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association...
Alex Ovechkin, captain and forward for the Washington Capitals, won his this Hart Memorial Trophy on Saturday, June 15th when the second half of the winners for the 2012-2013 National Hockey League Awards were announced.
The Hart Memorial Trophy is awarded to the NHL's Most Valuable Player as determined by the Professional Hockey Writers Association. This year, the players...
@TedLeonsis thanks for the follow. What a difference a year makes. pic.twitter.com/r9dhVJiC82
— NHLPA (@NHLPA) June 13, 2013
A year ago things looked pretty dire for the NHL. Hell, even six months ago there were serious questions about whether or not there was going to be a season. The NHLPA gained a follow from Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis and thanked him publicly...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Alex Ovechkin capped his great season with the NHL's biggest award.
The Washington Capitals right wing won his third Hart Trophy, given to the league's MVP, on Saturday night, beating out Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby and John Tavares of the New York Islanders. Ovechkin led the NHL with 32 goals during the regular season, the first time he's led the league...
from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,
Has the time come for the NHL to change the way it defines the Hart Trophy? Currently, the award – voted on by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association – goes to the player adjudged “to be the most valuable to his team.”
This, annually, trips up voters, and it did again this year, when Alex Ovechkin of the...
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