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Detroit Red Wings
Alex Ovechkin will not be participating in the festivities in Ottawa for the NHL's All-Star Weekend.
According to Katie Carrera of The Washington Post, Ovechkin explained, "My heart is not there. I got suspended, so why I have to go there?... I'm suspended. I don't want to be a target. I feel I'm not deserving to be there right now."
Well, he's right on one point. He doesn't deserve to be there.
Not more than the likes of James Neal or Patrice Bergeron, one of which will surely fill his roster spot by the end of the day.
Bergeron has been brilliant for the Boston Bruins this season, arguably one of the best two-way centers in the game. His 41 points in 46 games puts him on a pace that ties his career high, when he scored 73 points in 2006. His +27 rating is third in the NHL.
Neal started the season on a tear and was putting together his own case for a Hart Trophy before the surge of Evgeny Malkin. Still Neal sits 15th in scoring, averag...
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Alex Ovechkin is skipping the NHL All-Star game, announcing that decision a day after getting a three-game suspension from the league for a hit on an opponent.
The Washington Capitals' captain is a two-time league MVP.
He was suspended for launching himself to hit Pittsburgh defenseman Zbynek Michalek during Washington's 4-3 overtime loss to the Penguins on Sunday. No penalty...
The NHL will go ahead with one of its signature events without one of its signature players, as Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin will skip this weekend's All-Star Game and festivities in Ottawa. A day earlier, the league suspended him three games for a hit on Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Zbynek ...
Geno Malkin and James Neal continued their domination with an overtime win over Washington yesterday. That’s six in a row for the Penguins.
The 4-3 win didn’t just extend the winning streak to six, the same number of consecutive losses the Pens endured, but it was the first time the Pens beat the Caps at home since 2007.
The Pens didn’t waste any time getting on the...
Alex Ovechkin, the Capitals captain and one of the N.H.L.'s biggest stars players, announced that he would skip the All-Star Game because he was suspended three games for an illegal check Monday.
Well, the league did what Penguins fans have been clamoring for since the All-Star rosters were announced just about two weeks ago, they have added James Neal to the festivities as a replacement for the sulking Alex Ovechkin. Many believed that Neal should have been included from the start, however I wasn’t so sure.
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Pittsburgh Penguins forward James Neal will replace Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin in the NHL All-Star game on Sunday.
Dan Steinberg , Tarik El-Bashir and Adam Kilgore joined Jonathan Forsythe on this week’s webcast to discuss the firing of Wizards head coach Flip Saunders, Alex Ovechkin’s suspension and All-Star game decision, and the latest Prince Fielder rumors.
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A day after visiting the White House the Boston Bruins get back to business when they meet the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center in NHL betting action on Tuesday night.
Washington has a solid 17-6-1 record at home, but Boston is no slouch on the road and has compiled a 15-6-0 record away from TD Garden this season.
As well, the Capitals will be skating...
Mike Milbury and Keith Jones debate whether the skipping of the NHL All-Star game by Washington's Alex Ovechkin is a good idea, and what it means to the NHL and its fans. (NBC Sports)
I watched this game in Plymouth, Mass. in a house full of Pats fans, and thus segued immediately from Pens/Caps into football, which apparently throws off my whole recapping reflex because even though I still believe that football is the Inferior Sport, that was a pretty ******* LOLtacular display of playoff football.
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