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Alexander Ovechkin has announced that he will join Nicklas Lidstrom, Teemu Selanne (and possibly Joe Thornton) in missing the All Star Game. The difference between Ovechkin and the others is that Ovechkin did not let the league know he did not want to participate before the player selections were announced. Perhaps he thought his play was not good enough for a selection, so he didn’t have to worry. Nicklas Backstrom was a more logical choice for the Caps, as he is the Caps top scorer. However Backstrom has been out with a concussion and hasn’t played since January 3rd. Ovechkin’s star power makes him a logical Caps choice even in a poor season from a public relations standpoint.
I do not believe Ovechkin’s excuse for missing the game. He is currently suspended and doesn’t want to attend as a suspended player.
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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 ...
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.
I don't like this hit one bit. Unless my eyes are playing tricks on me, it looks like Alex Ovechkin left his feet to hit Zbynek Michalek with a hit to the head. There is no logical reason to allow these types of dirty, dangerous hits.
So doe the NHL have the intestinal fortitude to suspend for...
The NHL has opted not to antagonize Alex Ovechkin by punishing him for his decision to blow off the All-Star Game, but Stu Hackel says the sniper's reputation has taken another hit.
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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