|—||Dan Rosen for NHL.com, signaling a smartening of national hockey press|
(George McPhee too)
I’m pretty excited that Kuzya is here, not even gonna lie. So I doodled a parody of my favourite image from “Yotsuba&!” starring the Caps’ lovely Russian trio. :’)
Alex Ovechkin stalks his prey.
This is the way it’s supposed to be. The world’s two best players are at the top of the league again: one healthy, the other unleashed for the first time in years.
|—||An idiot. The NHL scout quoted in this Custance piece apparently knows nothing of changes in linemates, systems, tactics, deployment, or Ovi’s positioning on the power play. To him, everything must boil down to “compete level” or “heart” or some other nebulous bullshit that illuminates absolutely nothing about hockey.|