Alex Ovechkin: What Fans Can Expect This Season

October 5th, 2010 by Doug Gausepohl Leave a reply »
The NHL regular season is two days away.

Which means Washington Capitals forward Alexander Ovechkin is two days away from tearing apart defenses across North America.

Ovechkin, although only 25, has had a rough go of it the past few seasons when it comes to team success.  The Capitals were ousted in seven games by the Philadelphia Flyers in 2008, lost a battle to Sidney Crosby and the Penguins in seven games in 2009, and suffered one of the worst upsets in NHL playoff history when the Montreal Canadiens shocked them in seven games (seriously, no one expected them to win).

But, as you well know, Ovechkin's personal success has been mind-blowing.  In his five seasons in the NHL, all with the Capitals, he's only scored under 50 goals once (46 in 2006-07).  With 269 goals in his first five, he seems like a virtual lock to score 500 before he even turns 30 years old.

Here's a short laundry list of what you can expect from Ovechkin and his surroundings this season.


Hart Trophy (MVP)

Ovechkin won the Hart back-to-back years in 2008 and 2009 and was a candidate for it again last season ...

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