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Ovechkin says it's time for Capitals to 'take a big step'

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) Alex Ovechkin has heard enough. Enough questions about windows of opportunity being wide open - or starting to close - for his Washington Capitals. Enough bold proclamations about how this is the season they're going to set aside their pattern of playoff pratfalls. Enough chatter about why things went wrong in the past but won't this time around. Or so he says...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin's Capitals finally have their chance

Over the course of his career, Alexander Ovechkin has achieved some pretty notable accomplishments. Just to name a few, Ovechkin has three Hart Trophies (most valuable player), a Calder Trophy (rookie of the year), and he’s been to the playoffs seven times.  All very impressive, but he is still missing the one crucial piece to be considered a great: a Stanley Cup. In fact, in...
Via The Sports Quotient
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2015-16 NHL Top 10 Winger Rankings: Alex Ovechkin Still Cream Of Crop

The 2015-16 NHL season is just a few weeks away, and the anticipation has steadily been building throughout an exciting preseason highlighted by the addition of 3-on-3 overtime. Many of the players providing the excitement in this new overtime format are wingers. The high-end skill, speed and playmaking flare from these players have kept fans on the edge of their seats. Let’s...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin meets Mike Tyson

So what happens when the best goal scorer in the league for the last 10 years meets up with the The Baddest Man On The Planet? They take an awesome photo together.This is actually at least the second time Mike Tyson has met Alex Ovechkin. Ovechkin sent out a tweet of the two together back in 2011.So, did Tyson give Ovechkin any fighting pointers? Ovechkin has just two career regular...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin's top line mate, Nicklas Backstrom, discusses what makes Ovechkin so lethal

Alex Ovechkin came into the NHL in the 2005-06 season. Nicklas Backstrom joined him just two seasons later. The two have been paired up for several years now, and Backstrom has a strong relationship with his scoring left winger. So what has changed since the two first started playing together eight seasons ago? "He's older now," Backstrom said with a chuckle. Ovechkin is older now...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin Announces Engagement to Model Girlfriend

View image | It appears the Washington Capitals have been spending their summer falling in love. Less than a month after forward Brooks Laich announced his engagement, captain Alex Ovechkin announced his engagement to model Nastya Shubskaya via Instagram. A photo posted by Alexander Ovechkin (@aleksandrovechkinofficial) on Sep 11, 2015 at 11:39am PDT...
Via KCM Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin on space tourism: I am doing all right staying on Earth

Alexander Ovechkin has always been viewed as a rather peculiar, somewhat eccentric fellow. Now it may be apropos to refer to him as a “space oddity.” The Washington Capitals superstar recently had an asteroid named after him in Russia. Astronomer Leonid Elenin — who said he named the asteroid, discovered in 2009, after Ovi as a late birthday gift — presented the NHL superstar...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Agreement or not, Alex Ovechkin is going to the 2018 Olympics

The NHL hasn’t decided whether its players will participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Alex Ovechkin has decided that it doesn’t matter, he’s going. In an interview with Tass in Russia, Ovechkin said that he, and others, will head to Pyeongchang to play for their country: “The same situation was with the [2014] Sochi Games, they said NHL could not be...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Alexander Ovechkin guarantees Game 7 win for Capitals

With the series between Washington and New York tied at three games a piece, Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin made a bold statement guaranteeing the Caps would win the seventh and deciding game.  “We’re going to play our game and we’re going to come back and we’re going to play Montreal or Tampa,” Ovechkin told the media scrum. Here’s Barry Trotz on...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Ovechkin jokes about taking a chair from Nassau Coliseum

The Washington Capitals have an opportunity to close out their series against the New York Islanders on Saturday afternoon inside the Nassau Coliseum. Should the Capitals win Game 6, the doors will officially close on the arena and the Isles will officially call Brooklyn home. Alex Ovechkin was asked about the opportunity to close out the Coliseum with a victory and he had a...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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