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What has happened to Alexander the Great? Once the league's best goal scorer after a season for the ages, he has become mortal again, seeing his goal totals drop to 32 goals and even lower the next season. The big, fast Russian winger also has had no trouble scoring in the playoffs, but can't seem to get his team deep into the spring. It's certainly not for lack of talent, so what gives? None of the other great goal scorers of all time seem to have this kind of career scoring arc and come back for huge seasons. Is his career as an elite winger over? Will he really just be Alexander the Very Good?
As it turns out, Alexander Mogilny did return to being Alexander the Great. He even won a Stanley Cup in his career and was a productive scorer until age 34 before retiring from the NHL at 36. He didn't have the traditional smooth arc in his production like many of the great American and Canadian goal scorers did. Then again, he isn't American or Canadian.
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Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin left practice on Thursday morning after he was involved in an open-ice collision with veteran Mike Knuble.
Ovechkin was seen holding his head on the bench for three minutes before departing to the locker room.
Coach Dale Hunter said the Russian superstar is "fine" and expects him to travel with the club to Manitoba for Friday...
That. Is. Awesome. Something tells me that Washington Capitals superstar Alexander Ovechkin either: a) doesn’t quite understand how to correctly fill out an NCAA Tournament Brackets; b) is profoundly lazy; c) enjoys drawing circles and squiggly lines irrespective of whether or not the situation warrants it; d) looked a little something like this when he [...]
By his own standards, Alex Ovechkin has not played well over the last two years. In his first five NHL seasons, Ovechkin scored 46 or more goals and had over 100 points four times. Last season, he scored only 32 goals and had 85 total points. He is on a similar pace this season, having netted only 27 goals and tallying 24 assists in 65 games. The question is why? In an in-depth piece...
Dan Steinberg pointed out a few fairly hilarious items regarding the NCAA Tournament bracket that Alex Ovechkin filled out.
1) He signed the bracket “OVI8” at the top.
2) He picked Alabama to advance to the title game, against Kentucky.
3) His elite eight appears to include Kentucky, Duke, St. Louis, Norfolk State, Syracuse, West Virginia, Alabama and Georgetown.
Don’t bother enlarging the picture…making it bigger doesn’t make it any easier to decipher.
Give Ovi credit for trying his hand at filling out a bracket for this year’s NCAA tournament, which is what I’m assuming the Capitals forward was trying to do here. nEither that or he mistook this empty bracket for one of those restaurant placemats with the connect-the-dots picture...
Washington Capitals forward Joel Ward shares with us the above photo of Alex Ovechin’s crazy, connect-the-dots bracket for March Madness. In what looks like a page out of the Caps’ playbook, Ovie has Kentucky over Alabama in the national title game. I think.
Other things of note: 15 seed Norfolk State to the Elite Eight, Nine seed St. Louis to the Final Four. Ballsy calls by...
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The Capitals have suddenly won four games in a row after sputtering for most of the second half. This streak comes at the perfect time, as they hunt down one of the final playoff berths in the Eastern Conference.Things sure haven’t come easy for the Washington Capitals. Despite finishing in top spot of the Eastern Conference in each of the past two seasons, the 2011-12 version...
Myth #1 -- The Caps need a ton of talent to earn a Stanley Cup.Truth
-- Look at the Boston Bruins and their talent level. That team played smart,
gritty hockey and they never quit. Yes they had injuries to key players but the
next man stepped up and they were the last team standing with far less talent
than the Washington Caps. If you require more proof just remember how the
Alex Ovechkin was involved in a nasty collision with teammate Mike Knuble during Thursday's practice, but the Washington Capitals' superstar appears to be just fine.
Suddenly, one could say the same about the Capitals' playoff chances.
Washington looks for a fifth straight win as it continues a five-game road trip Friday night in Winnipeg, where the Jets hope to pull...
Matt Hendricks scored in the fourth round of a shootout, and the Washington Capitals finished off a dramatic three-goal comeback in a 5-4 victory over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night.
Washington trailed 4-1 late in the second before Alex Ovechkin scored in the final minute of the period. Dmitry Orlov scored 1:51 into the third to make it 4-3, and Ovechkin tied it at 10:15...