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On the Forecheck Aug 30, 2014

Saturday's Dump and Chase: Make Better Choices Than Alex Ovechkin

Yes I know, its Labor Day Weekend! Lets all be smart, make good choices, have fun, all that. But lets also talk about Alex Ovechkin. Not only has he clearly not learned from his previous Instagram snafu but now Washington's temperamental superstar has taken to the internet again, this time to promote blatant pro Russian propaganda. Regardless of your views on the Russian-Ukrainian Conflict, or if you don't even care at all, Ovechkin's behavior epitomizes everything wrong with athletes who abuse their place as cultural rolemodels and adds another link in a chain of questionable behavior...
Stanley Cup of Chowder Aug 28, 2014
We love Alex Ovechkin. We also hate Alex Ovechkin. #Enigma

We love Alex Ovechkin. We also hate Alex Ovechkin. #Enigma

Today on players we love and love to hate: The great 8 himself. Player we love: Alex Ovechkin What's not to love about this big, skilled, goofy-as-hell Russian? Alex Ovechkin has been compared to Sidney Crosby for his entire NHL career, which sucks. Crosby is good. But Ovechkin has basically had to drag the dead weight of the rest of the Capitals' team around with him for the last few years - through coaching changes and coaching styles, trying to make him play more defense when his skill is clearly in the dynamite offense area of the game. He scored 51 goals last year. 51!!! That's the...
Rotoworld Aug 22, 2014

Trotz aims to make Ovechkin more complete - Alex Ovechkin (W) Washington Capitals

Alex Ovechkin could get off to a slow start in 2014-15 while he adapts to the way coach Barry Trotz wants him to play.
CSN Washington Aug 22, 2014

Capitals' Top 25 impact players for 2014-15: No. 1: Alex Ovechkin

With his fourth coach in three years this will be another season of adaptation for the Caps’ captain, who will turn 29 in September.
Japers' Rink Aug 19, 2014

The Noon Countdown: Face of the Franchise

Counting down the days until the 2014-15 season with a look at Alex Ovechkin's move to the top of the franchise leaderboard. 51 - Number of days remaining until the Caps open the 2014-15 season. But it's also... ...the number of goals needed by Alex Ovechkin to pass Peter Bondra for the most goals in franchise history. Bondra accumulated 472 goals in his 14 seasons with the Caps (961 games); heading into the 2014-15 season, his tenth with the Caps, Ovechkin sits at 422 goals in 679 games. He is also just 11 points shy of Bondra's franchise-leading 825 point total... so it's likely that at...
Washington Post Aug 13, 2014

DC Sports Bog: Alex Ovechkin takes Ice Bucket Challenge and challenges Eminem

Unlike potential future teammate Paul Bissonnette, Capitals star Alex Ovechkin’s Ice Bucket Challenge did not involve a helicopter and glacier water. Standing in a shower and wearing tight black shorts, Ovi dumped water on himself to raise awareness for ALS. He also announced on Twitter that he made a donation to the cause and challenged Eminem — yes, Eminem — to do the same. Read full article >>
Japers' Rink Aug 12, 2014
Tuesday Caps Clips

Tuesday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Alex Ovechkin gets the franchise tag (and there are threads to prove it), Karl Alzner gets posterized (but still is an impact Cap), prospect stuff and more. Your savory breakfast links: The Hockey News picks the Caps to finish fourth in the Metro and make the playoffs, so cancel those mid-April vacation plans. [CSNW] If you like an ugly Alex Ovechkin sweaters (like those old black home unis), Yule love this one. [Clark Toys (h/t Puck Daddy)] If the existence of that last item didn't convince you that The Great Eight is a franchise player, maybe...
Washington Post Aug 11, 2014

That Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin is a franchise player and here’s why

Alex Ovechkin has won three MVP awards, been named the league’s best player by his peers three times and led the league in goals four times — including each of the past two years — so it was surprising that not one of the “dozen NHL executives, coaches and players” polled by ESPN’s Craig Custance cast a vote for Ovechkin when asked in a July 30 story: If you were starting a franchise from scratch and could choose from any current player in the NHL, who would be your top choice? Read full article >>
Washington Post Aug 11, 2014

DC Sports Bog: Alex Ovechkin is a big fan of #TweetLikeOviDay

Friday was #TweetLikeOviDay, a silly holiday created by the funny folks at Russian Machine Never Breaks to celebrate Capitals star Alex Ovechkin’s silly style of tweeting. Why Friday? Because Friday was August 8th (8/8), Ovechkin wears No. 8 and #TweetLikeAlbertBelleDay never really became a thing, sadly. Read full article >>
Japers' Rink Aug 8, 2014

Friday Caps Clips

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: Changing the face of minor league hockey, flying Alex Ovechkin, talking groins and burgers and more. Your savory breakfast links: Looking at next year's free agents, the ongoing partnership between the Caps and Bears, the best damn burgers ever and more in this week's Japers' Rink Mailbag. [Rink] Alex Ovechkin talks about all kinds of things, from the importance of plus-minus to how many cars a person should have. [Puck Daddy] He also believes he can fly. But, and this is important... does he believe he can touch the sky? [WaPo] And what...
Washington Post Aug 7, 2014

DC Sports Bog: Alex Ovechkin believes he can fly in Instagram video

The last time we checked in on Alex Ovechkin, the Capitals star was riding the waves with his buddies in Saint-Tropez after Maria Kirilenko ended the couple’s engagement. With the season fast approaching, it appears that Ovechkin has found some time to work on his conditioning, and he’s got the Instagram videos to prove it. Read full article >>

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