Russian Machine Never Breaks
All of the things that were said about him have been the exact opposite.
[Ovechkin]’s minus-35 rating gets overblown because it’s also telling of the players he was playing with.
Dan Rosen for NHL.com, signaling a smartening of national hockey press
Is this the Capitals’ Logo for the 2015 Winter Classic?

Farewell, Adam Oates

(George McPhee too)

capskat26:

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. :’) 

capskat26:

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 wears tribute to fallen Lokomotiv players under his jersey
Brooks Laich: ‘I really, honestly don’t care about the Ovechkin-Crosby rivalry’
Alex Ovechkin stalks his prey.
See: Tom Wilson scores first NHL goal. Tom Wilson records first NHL assist. Caps beat Isles 6-2.
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.

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.

Ovechkin decided this year he was going to finally play, and they went right up. He’s a super, superstar when he wants to play.
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.