Re: Ovechkin is a -31. Repeat -31!
posted at 3/17/2014 12:54 PM EDT
But, you know, Ovechkin's job as a winger is to keep all pucks out of his net.
It's everyones job to keep the puck out of your net. I think Ovechkin is a fabulous hockey player, but a very selfish one. He used to be fun & exciting. He used to deserve his Hart Trophies. The only think he deserves is a good kick in the ar se! Have you watched him this year? If the Caps aren't on the pp; he lollygags like nobodies business. If I was Teddy I'd be telling him he better start playing for his salary a lot better than this, or he can go back & play for any Olympic Team he wants in any year & stay there!
Its funny. he comes into the league and dominates, hits, scores, plays with excitement and is all over the place. Then he gets suspended for his hit on campbell and is also given the "C". He also gets critized for losing, being excited after scoring and now for being a lazy player.
Everything wrong with the capitals doesnt fall on his shoulders. That back end is an AHL team minus alzner/Carlson. Green is brutal in his own end. That philly game where they got blown out early is a prime example of how everyteam should play green. Orlov looks to be a pretty good young dman as well. But that back end is brutal. And the system obviously has major holes. Special teams Oates shines. But his total team system obviously has holes.
When you get paid the money ovi gets paid a lot will be on him. But the man is paid to score. Hes scoring. If they want him to block shots and be Bergie its not gonna happen. They need a guy to come in and lead them. Ovi is not a great captain.
Get a good goalie to go with Holtby and get some mean dmen back there who take no prisoners. They are the softest defense in the league.
I'm not placing blame all on him. I am placing blame on him because of his "laziness". He's horrible Shupe! Malkin has been having an off year too, but you don't see him floating around out there night after night. It's embarrassing to watch this guy make 10mill a season. Blame the d-men all you want, but that's a copout. Ovie has been a selfish/lazy hockey player this year.