Late Great 8, Ovechkin
Last night, I attended the Washington Capitals‘ first game against the new Winnipeg Jets. I was excited to see my main man Ovechkin although he has not been his old self of late. The powerful Caps were manhandled to the tune of 4-1 by the lowly Jets. As for Ovechkin, he looked like a tired shell with no resemblance to the guy whose game I adored.
This brings me sadly to think, Is the Great 8 done? Is it the coaching? Has he lost his passion or just burned out from his first couple years of high-octane play? It’s unfortunate but I think he is actually done. I hope not but it’s my take on this…
- Why Capitals big gun Alex Ovechkin is firing blanks (theglobeandmail.com)
- Jets pound Ovie and Capitals (theglobeandmail.com)