Alex Ovechkin Must Change His Game to Win Championships

April 30th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
When I spoke to Alexander Ovechkin earlier this year I asked him which championship was more important to him, the Stanley Cup or an Olympic Gold medal. Without hesitation Ovechkin answered “first I will win the Gold medal, then the Stanley Cup, both."

Well, several months later Ovechkin will be heading back to Russia empty handed, shutout of both the Olympic medals and now ousted from the Stanley Cup finals at the hands of the eighth seeded Montreal Canadiens.

When you look over Ovechkin’s statistics it’s easy to say that he had another great season. Ovechkin finished third overall in scoring with 50 goals, sixth overall in assists with 59, tied for second overall in points with 109, and registered a very impressive plus/minus rating of +/- 45—second best in the league.

Ovechkin led the Washington Capitals to one of the best records in modern history. The Caps finished the season at 54-15-13 for a total of 121 points. The Capitals goals for/goals against differential was a league best +85, much of which can be attributed to Ovechkin’s awesome offensive talents.

The thing is, outside of the personal achievements, Ovechkin fa ...

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