Don’t Put This All on Alex Ovechkin

April 28th, 2010 by Philip Speake Leave a reply »
Being the first #1 seed to blow a 3-1 series lead to a #8 seed is unacceptable. Hell, it is downright embarrassing.

Bruce Boudreau, Alex Ovechkin, Mike Green, Alexander Semin, Nicklas Backstrom, Tomas Fleischmann, Jose Theodore, Semyon Varlamov and the rest of the gang are all to blame.

The talking heads on ESPN are all going to talk about how this proves Crosby is the superior player to Ovechkin. Great. Right now he is.

They are going to say that Ovechkin should have been a better leader, and that he shouldn't celebrate so much when he scores goals. All the talk will be about Ovechkin, since he is the best player and team captain.

Is he the next Karl Malone? No.

The next Tracy McGrady? No.

Ray Borque? Remains to be seen.

John Elway? I hope

The Capitals are a team, who ran into an extremely hot goaltender and a great defense. It takes a team to defeat a team, not one man. So tomorrow when Skip Bayless tell us all how Ovechkin is so overrated please do me a favor and laugh. Just like when he says LeBron is a bad basketball player.

Ovechkin is still very young, he did have  ...

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