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Capitals: Complete History and Anatomy of Alex Ovechkin

The Washington Capitals made an easy selection in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, taking sharp-shooting Russian Alex Ovechkin first-overall. Since then, he’s gone from a young, bright-eyed sniper to a reckless, unpredictable and dynamic goal scorer, as well as the face of the Capitals’ franchise. With messy hair, a full beard, a missing tooth and wild eyes, Ovechkin has not only...
Via The Hockey Writers
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Video: Ovechkin looked good in Russian charity basketball game

Alexander Ovechkin is amazing out on the ice, but it turns out that he’s a pretty solid athlete on the hardwood too. Ovechkin recently competed in a charity basketball game in Russia which was supporting a charity for children with cerebral palsy. Check out his highlights: Not too bad. Basketball does run in Ovie’s family as his mother, Tatyana, is a two-time gold medal winner...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Over half of Finland watched the World Championship gold medal game

When you are a hockey obsessed country it is tough to really shock anyone with anything. Some people will argue that player selection on the national team is a pretty big deal, while others will say attendance figures warrant some discussion. How about record breaking television numbers? That would seem like a pretty newsworthy accomplishment. In the case of Finland, their television...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Don't blame Alex Ovechkin for another Capitals early exit

If Washington Capitals fans are feeling a bit of deja vu again after another heartbreaking playoff exit, no one would blame them. This was supposed to be the year that those playoff demons would be exercised. The Caps had a goaltender who tied the NHL record for wins in a regular season, they had balanced scoring up and down their lineup, and the brunt of the pressure wasn’t...
Via The Comeback
May 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Alexander Ovechkin cries after Caps loss

You have to feel for Alexander Ovechkin and Washington Capitals fans. For the second time since 2009, the team won the Presidents’ Trophy and failed to reach the conference finals. The loss is already posing questions: Should the Caps trade Ovechkin and/or Nicklas Backstrom? It’s hard to say, but at this time, the team is likely still reeling from the crushing 4-3 defeat in overtime...
Via The Sports Daily
May 11, 2016  |  Discuss

The Flyers lost track of Alex Ovechkin at the worst possible time

As good as he is, somehow the Philadelphia Flyers appear to struggle keeping track of where Alex Ovechkin is on the ice. In Game 3 of their first-round Stanley Cup Playoff matchup, the Flyers picked a horrible time to once again lose track of Ovechkin. Here is the situation: The Flyers scored an emotionally-charged goal in the first minute of the game following a pregame ceremony...
Via The Comeback
April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Caps' Ovechkin closing in on NHL goal scoring history

We don’t have to tell you how great of a goal scorer Alex Ovechkin is, but sometimes extended greatness gets overlooked. The Washington Capitals forward has scored 50 or more goals in a season six times, tied for second-most all-time. With his league-leading 41 goals entering Saturday’s contest with the Boston Bruins, Ovechkin once again is on pace to score 50 for the Caps...
Via NESN.com
March 05, 2016  |  Discuss

TV station catches Alex Ovechkin pumping gas

The Ducks/Capitals game was postponed on Friday night because of Winter Storm Jonas. So instead of covering hockey, local stations instead covered the storm and the people preparing for it. One local D.C. station managed to cover both at the same time completely by accident. WUSA’s roving cameras caught Alex Ovechkin … now with more free time … pumping gas. random gas station...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 22, 2016  |  Discuss

D.C. news coverage has Ovechkin on snow, “We’re from Russia so we always have that kind of stuff”

Sometimes, the “man on the street” interview leads to some surprising subjects, and sometimes they’re even famous hockey players. That’s what happened to reporter Ellison Barber of D.C. CBS affiliate WUSA9, who was looking to talk to people getting gas ahead of the blizzard, and wound up interviewing Washington Capitals’ star sniper Alex Ovechkin: Sometimes, the random...
Via Awful Announcing
January 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Alexander Ovechkin and the tough road to 500

While the romance of numbers left us a long time ago in other sports for various reasons, the 500-goal mark in hockey is still special. Perhaps more special now than it has ever been. Alex Ovechkin reached the magic mark in Washington against the Ottawa Senators on Sunday night, and he became the fifth fastest in NHL history to do so, reaching it in his 801st game. Considering the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

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