Found February 11, 2013 on The Hockey Program:
By Garrett Rees Sorry so late, everyone.  It has been a rather hectic weekend.  With three weeks of the season already behind us, we are seeing teams that have already played 1/4th of this condensed season.  Would you have predicted the outcome so far?  I can tell you I surely wouldn’t have guessed that Tomas Vanek would be leading the league in scoring with an insane 11g-12a-23pts in only 12 games, nor would I have guessed that Washington would be the last place team in the league with Alex Ovechkin (4g-4a-8pts, -4) and Nick Backstrom (1g-7a-8pts) would be struggling as much as they have.  That’s how things can go, though, in our fake game of stats and numbers.   I’m here to try to bring you that extra edge during our next week of play, Week 4, so let’s get right into it, shall we? WEEKLY BREAKDOWN Here is the weekly breakdown for this upcoming week, Feb 11 – Feb 17: 4 GAMES:  CGY, DAL, MIN, PHI, STL 3 GAMES:  ANA, BOS, BUF, CAR, CBJ, CHI, COL, DET, ...

Alexander Ovechkin “fights” Kris Versteeg

Florida Panthers forward Kris Versteeg knocked Alexander Ovechkin down with a cross-check away from the play while he didn’t have the puck; the Washington Capitals forward took exception to this and went after Versteeg.  No real punches were thrown and Ovechkin just tried to pull Versteeg’s jersey and shoulder pads over his head.  Even the referees didn’t think it was much...

Don’t Look Now, But Ovi Is Shooting for SOG King Again

Though this season is far from over, and though he'll likely never put up the same numbers as he has in the past, Alex Ovechkin is once again nearing the league lead in shots on goal.The post Don’t Look Now, But Ovi Is Shooting for SOG King Again appeared first on Capitals Outsider.

Early NHL Trends

from Mark Zwolinski of the Toronto Star, So here’s a look at 25 trends in the NHL as it hits the quarter pole this weekend: 1. The Leafs still need a big centre for the No. 1 line, an issue that won’t go away, particularly with four-games-in-six-nights scenarios on the condensed schedule. 2. Paul MacLean is still a great coach for the Ottawa Senators — no sophomore...
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