Will Alex Ovechkin Avoid Another Slow Start in 2013-14 Season?

September 17th, 2013 by Ryan Davenport Leave a reply »

At the end of the day, Alex Ovechkin's 2013 NHL campaign was certainly one to remember, as the power forward's league-leading 32 goals helped him earn his third Hart Trophy

But things didn't start nearly as well as they finished for the Russian superstar. 

In fact, midway through the lockout-shortened 48-game schedule, Ovechkin looked like a completely different player than the one who roared back to life during the stretch drive, managing just two goals through the first 10 games of the year. 

And while it's extremely impressive that the Washington Capitals captain was able to compensate for his dreadfully slow start, one has to wonder what would happen if the 28-year-old sniper comes out of the gates with a whimper in a full 82-game season. 

That being said, there's a reason Ovechkin was able to come back from notching just five goals in his first 16 games to tally 27 during the following 32, as there are few (if any) players as unstoppable as Alex when he's firing on all cylinders. 

However, what's troubling for Capitals fans is that Ovechk ...

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