Can the Caps Surive Without Hurricane Ovechkin?

November 8th, 2009 by Marla Goldberg Leave a reply »
Hurricane Ida, the first Atlantic hurricane to target the United States this year, plodded Sunday toward the Gulf Coast with 100 mph winds, bringing the threat of flooding and storm surges.

But what Washington sports fan gives about a hurricane that will only kill people in Louisiana? The real hurricane that threatens all Caps fan in Washington is Ovechkin's upper-body injury that has caused the Caps to be without their best player for an undetermined amount of time. 

In last week's overtime loss to Columbus, Alexander the Great strained some part of his upper-body. The exact part was not released by the club for fear that other teams might capitalize off of Alex's injury once he steps back on the ice.

On the surface, his injury doesn't look too detrimental for the Caps; but look again. Say Oveckin misses two weeks? That doesn't seem bad right? Well that's six whole games. Six games that can end up deciding if the Caps win the southeast division title. Six games can translate to 12 points or at least 6.

While Ovie has been injured the Caps are 2-2, a fair record. They have also received offensive support from some unlikely source ...

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