ALEXANDER OVECHKIN NEWS

2015 Fantasy Hockey Team Preview: Washington Capitals

Welcome to the NHL team previews: a series breaking down every NHL team this offseason. You can expect to see new posts all summer, from the 30th place team to the Stanley Cup champions. With so many changes coming in the offseason, some teams will be improving dramatically, while others will be forced to make some tough decisions for the future. It’s going to be a fun summer...
Via The Fantasy Fix
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Putin takes part in hockey game against students in Russia

MOSCOW (AP) Russian President Vladimir Putin may be nearing his 63rd birthday, but he can still beat a team of kids in hockey. With the help of some of Russia's most formidable hockey veterans, that is. Putin marked the opening of the school year on Tuesday by taking part in a game against student players from the Sirius academy for gifted children at the Shaiba arena in Sochi,...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Update: Toughness Still an Issue

January 28 at the Verizon Center in Washington. Six minutes to play. Then-Pens defenseman Christian Ehrhoff attempts to ram Alex Ovechkin into the sideboards. With an almost excuse-me sweep of his forearm, the Caps’ superman turns the tables and flattens the black-and-gold defender. Ehrhoff sustains a concussion. There were other incidents like this one in 2014-15. Such as Blue...
Via PenguinPoop
12 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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin says he will play in 2018 Olympics

Brad Mills-USA TODAY SportsIt’s widely thought that the ultimate goal for hockey players is the Stanley Cup. If you asked every North American player in the NHL whether they would lift Lord Stanley’s chalice or win a gold medal for their home country, the majority would likely say they’d rather with the Cup. The same, however, might not be said of every non-North American player...
Via Sports-Glory
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: August 20th, 2015

Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything Else.  It’s more fun than going on vacation… No it’s not… THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – Sidney Crosby played a little ball hockey (not a joke) yesterday and started in net for a front office game.  A splendid time was had by all.  Crosby has spent his entire summer working on how to...
Via The Pensblog
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin Vows to Play in 2018 Olympics Despite NHL Being Undecided

View image | gettyimages.com The NHL is undecided on if their players will participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, but one player vowing to play no matter what. That player happens to be one of the league’s more prominent players. Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin desires to win a gold medal for his home nation Russia, so much so he is...
Via KCM Sports
14 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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 allowed...
Via Bloguin Best
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin intent on playing at 2018 Winter Olympics, even without NHL agreement

Alex Ovechkin loves playing for Russia.Ovechkin has stated that he will play for his country in the Pyeongchang, South Korea Winter Olympics in 2018. If the NHL and International Ice Hockey Federation don't reach an agreement, NHL players may not participate in the Olympics. That doesn't matter to Ovechkin."The same situation was with the (2014) Sochi Games, they said NHL could...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jamie Benn now the NHL’s best LW

From just about the moment he stepped onto an NHL rink, Alex Ovechkin has been the best left winger in the NHL and with good reason. In 760 games since, he has scored an incredible 475 goals and 895 points. Ovechkin also has one of the most impressive hardware cases in the NHL: Calder Trophy for rookie of the year, an Art Ross as NHL scoring leader, three Lester B. Pearson/Ted Lindsay...
Via Sports-Glory
20 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Power Rankings: How Good are the Capitals?

View image | gettyimages.com With the NHL’s major offseason dates in the past, the NHL has reached its lull period. With that being said, we at TSR thought it’d be a good time to ignite conversation and to do so in a highly debatable power rankings article. To find out where Ted Van Green ranks Alexander Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, and the Washington Capitals, click the link...
Via TopSportsReport
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Affairs of the Hart (Trophy)

End-of-season awards, regardless of sport, engender quite a bit of debate, from well-groomed TV analysts to grizzled couch-dwellers. Deciding which player is the best at something is difficult when there is no perfect, catch-all statistic. Sure, there are awards that represent a certain milestone—the batting title in baseball, the Golden Boot in soccer—but awards like Most Valuable...
Via The Sports Post
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Caps owner: 'I haven't met my commitment' to Alex Ovechkin

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis said Saturday that "I feel I haven't met my commitment" to Alex Ovechkin "that we would build a team that would be able to win Stanley Cups." Leonsis and the star forward have been together a decade without winning a title. "The consistency he's brought is really historic," Leonsis said at a news conference during the team's...
Via AP on Fox
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals owner remains committed to building around Ovechkin

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis says ''I feel I haven't met my commitment'' to Alex Ovechkin ''that we would build a team that would be able to win Stanley Cups.'' At a news conference Saturday during the team's development camp, Leonsis said the consistency his star forward has ''brought is really historic'' and that ''he plays hard all the time.'' The...
Via AP on Fox
July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Sign Sergei Plotnikov

By: Joe Guzy (Pekka Rautiainen/www.illcommunications.fi) The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed Russian forward Sergei Plotnikov to a one-year entry-level contract. The signing doesn’t come as a surprise as Plotnikov terminated his KHL contract with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. He earned 101 points in 159 games with the club. Plotnikov is no stranger to NHL talent, playing on Alexander...
Via The PensNation
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: A Hart For Tavares Edition: 6|24|2015

The National Hockey League will announce the winner of the Hart Trophy, the award given to the NHL player judged to be the “most valuable to his team” during the regular season, tonight in Las Vegas. As always, members of the Hockey Writer’s Association have three outstanding players to choose from; forward John Tavares from the New York Islanders, Alex Ovechkin from the...
Via Islanders Insight
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Top line right wing options for the Washington Capitals

Now in their offseason, Washington Capitals’ General Manager Brian MacLellan has put finding a top line right winger to play with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom high on his to-do list. Here are some players who may fit the bill for Washington outside of their organization: Drew Stafford The Winnipeg Jets acquired Stafford and Tyler […] The post Top line right wing options...
Via Along the Boards
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

The Washington Capitals should acquire Phil Kessel

The Washington Capitals are looking to pair Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom with a top talent winger according to general manager Brian MacLellan, as Alex Prewitt of the Washington Post reports. MacLellan said a 1RW is "on the shopping list" and "is a priority…you'd like to have more stability there." — Alex Prewitt (@alex_prewitt) May 18, 2015 While Ovechkin played with...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Crosby Wins Gold at IIHF World Championships

Team Canada wins the IIHF World Championships with a 6-1 thumping of Alex Ovechkin, Evegeni Malkin, and Team Russia in Prague, as Sidney Crosby becomes the 29th hockey player and 9th Canadian to join the Triple Gold Club.  (a Stanley Cup in 09, an Olympic Gold in 10 and 14, and a World Championship).  He finished the tournament with 4 goals and nine assists. Canada breezed through...
Via The Pensblog
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

World Championship Finals Preview: Crosby vs Ovechkin? Yes Please

Expected lineup: Canada Taylor Hall-Sidney Crosby-Jordan Eberle Ryan O’Reilly-Claude Giroux-Tyler Seguin Nathan MacKinnon-Matt Duchene-Jason Spzza Tyler Ennis-Sean Couturier-Tyler Toffoli Cody Eakin Dan Hamhuis-Brent Burns Jake Muzzin-Tyson Barrie Patrick Wiercioch-Aaron Ekblad David Savard Mike Smith in net. Russia: Alex Ovechkin-Viktor Tikhonov-Sergei Plotnikov Sergei...
Via The Hockey House
May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals' Alex Ovechkin set to join Russia at World Championship

  The Washington Capitals say forward Alex Ovechkin should arrive in Prague in time to help Russia play the United States in the semifinals of the ice hockey World Championship on Saturday. The Capitals said on Thursday that Ovechkin, the NHL's leading goal scorer, was travelling on the same day. They were knocked out of the NHL playoffs late Wednesday by the New York Rangers in...
Via AP on Fox
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Artemi Panarin On Semifinal Vs. USA: ‘We Need To Teach Those College Kids a Lesson’

The United States and Russia will meet in the semifinals of the 2015 IIHF World Championships on Saturday and the trash talk already has begun. Russian forward Artemi Panarin, who recently signed with the Chicago Blackhawks, said via the IIHF that “We’re in a fighting mood to play the Americans. We need to teach those college kids a lesson.” Team USA has several NHL players...
Via NESN.com
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL star Ovechkin set to join Russia at ice hockey worlds

PRAGUE (AP) The Washington Capitals say forward Alex Ovechkin should arrive in Prague in time to help Russia play the United States in the semifinals of the ice hockey world championship on Saturday. The Capitals said on Thursday that Ovechkin, the NHL's leading goal-scorer, was travelling on the same day. They were knocked out of the NHL playoffs late Wednesday by the New York...
Via AP on Fox
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers Complete Series Comeback with Game 7 OT Win

Rangers 2, Capitals 1 (OT) Rangers’ Goal Scorers:  Kevin Hayes, Derek Stepan Capitals’ Goal Scorers: Alexander Ovechkin With less than two minutes left in Game 5, the New York Rangers season appeared to be winding down. At that point they trailed the best of seven series 3-1, and now just five days later they find […] The post Rangers Complete Series Comeback with Game 7 OT...
Via Along the Boards
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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