Found December 01, 2011 on Washington Times:
George McPhee insisted the firing of Bruce Boudreau and hiring of Dale Hunter wasn't about Alex Ovechkin, the Washington Capitals' captain whose production and performance have been lacking this season. But at $9 million this season and more than $95 million left on Ovechkin's contract, there's no doubt that something ...

Alexander Ovechkin is dating Maria Kirilenko

Through 23 games this year, Alexander Ovechkin has a meager 18 points (eight goals, ten assists). Over his six previous seasons, he's never had a season where he's averaged less than a point per game. In four of his six campaigns, he's put over over 100 points. He's currently on a 65 point pace, which would be 20 below his career worst. Three of ESPN's hockey...

Capitals remain patient with star Ovechkin

When Washington star Alex Ovechkin was hockey's most dynamic force, entire arenas of fans were compelled to watch his every move, but those days are fading.

Fired Caps coach Boudreau doesn't blame Ovechkin

Bruce Boudreau isn't blaming his newfound unemployment on Alex Ovechkin. The Washington Capitals coach spoke publicly Wednesday for the first time since being fired on Monday. Boudreau says he doesn't believe two-time league MVP Ovechkin ''was ever a problem.'' He says when Ovechkin's statistics went down, people were putting ''two and two together...

Capitals’ Ovechkin an Improvement Project for Dale Hunter

Dale Hunter’s challenge as the Washington Capitals’ new coach is to help Alex Ovechkin regain his superstar form and challenge Sidney Crosby as hockey’s best player.

Ovechkin announces he's dating tennis star Kirilenko

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin may be struggling on the ice, but he seems to have found someone to keep him company off of it. Ovechkin announced on his official Twitter account that he is dating Russian tennis starlet Maria Kirilenko. The two-time Hart Trophy winner tweeted a picture of the two together, adding, "Me and my girlfriend Maria ... she is my queen!...

Crosby Looks To Continue Solid Start Against Slumping Ovechkin and Capitals

Sidney Crosby will face the Washington Capitals for the first time since last year's Winter Classic on New Years Day, where he was on the wrong end of a hit to the end that ultimately caused him to be sidelined until late last month.The Pittsburgh Penguins (14-7-4) have gone 8-0-1against the  Washington Capitals since the second round of the 2009 playoffs, including a 3-2 overtime...

Caps lose Hunter's debut, fall to Blues 2-1

Dale Hunter's NHL coaching career began with a thud Tuesday night as Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals struggled again in a 2-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues.

Crosby, Ovechkin face off again tonight

Sidney Crosby's absence did little to diminish the rivalry between the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins, but his return certainly increases the excitement - and could shine more of a spotlight on struggling Alex Ovechkin.

PHT: Ovechkin dating Maria Kirilenko

Alex Ovechkin makes it official on Twitter that he's dating Russian tennis player Maria Kirilenko.

A Multi-Layered Collision

WASHINGTON--As if a Penguins-Capitals contest needed added story lines. Yet there are plenty of them going into tonight's game at the Verizon Centre, more than the usual Sidney Crosby vs. Alex Ovechkin platform which the NHL used to love to...

Get Your WAG On: Alex Ovechkin’s New GF, Tennis Player Maria Kirilenko (Pics)

Washington Capitals superstar and Russian playboy Alex Ovechkin has got a new chick, and as it turns out she is also an athlete, professional women’s tennis player, Maria Kirilenko. As you probably assumed by her last name she is also Russian. Kirilenko is ranked #27 in the world, but she’s never made a single finals appearance in a Grand Slam event or won a doubles title. Maria...

Puck Headlines: Hedman signs, Miller denies, Ovechkin dates

Here are your Puck Headlines: a glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. • As tweeted by Alex Ovechkin. Rumors of his scoring issues this year have been greatly exaggerated. [For more on Ovechkin and Maria Kirilenko, head here] • Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman has...

Maria Kirilenko is dating NHL MVP Alex Ovechkin

Russian tennis star Maria Kirilenko has a new beau, two-time NHL most valuable player Alex Ovechkin. The Washington Capitals superstar tweeted the news on Wednesday afternoon and included a picture of him and Maria acting all cuddly. He wrote, "Me and my girlfriend Maria....she is my queen!!!!" The Montreal Gazette, one of the first newspapers to report on another cross...

Capitals Name Jim Johnson Assistant Coach

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have named Jim Johnson the team’s assistant coach, replacing Bob Woods, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. Johnson, 49, took over as the head coach of the Nor...

Canned by Capitals, Bruce Boudreau wastes no time landing job with Ducks

The bad news and bad mood for Bruce Boudreau might have lasted just a few hours. George McPhee fired him early Monday morning, and Anaheim Ducks general manager Bob Murray jumped at the opportunity to talk to the ex-Washington Capitals coach. "Once he was let go, I called George immediately ...
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