Has The Shine Worn off Of Alex Ovechkin?

March 15th, 2010 by Nicholas Case Leave a reply »
Alex Ovechkin. The man plays with passion, with heart, and is one of the most exciting players in the league.

These were the raves going into this season after Ovechkin came off of a season that saw him win his second MVP award in a row and once again taking home the Rocket Ricard. Since then, some things just haven't been the same for Alex the Great.

Witness just the past 365 days and what has happened:

He intentionally goes knee-to-knee with Sergei Gonchar in the Eastern Conference Semi Finals.

He fails to show up in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semi Finals, his Caps get blown out of the water by the Penguins and Sidney Crosby (who has two goals and an assist in that game).

Come October of the start of this season, Ovechkin is already out dishing out dirty tactics as he slew foots Rich Peverly as they battle for a puck scooting along the boards.

In November of 2009, Ovechkin needlessly boards the Buffalo Sabres Patrick Kaleta . He was penalized and ejected because it was not only a boarding but it drew blood. It was largely glossed over and ignored because the love train was still being ridden by the majority of peo ...

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