Monday, March 24, 2008

Once Again, Your First Star Of The Week...

Alex Ovechkin.

Per NHL.com: "Named the NHL's 'First Star' for the second time in three weeks and for the third time this season, Ovechkin led all scorers with seven points (three goals, four assists) in three games as the Capitals (37-31-8, 82 points) won two of three games to start their six-game road trip. Ovechkin notched one goal and two assists in a 4-2 victory over the Nashville Predators Mar. 18, becoming the first player in franchise history to record multiple 100-point seasons and the fastest NHL player to reach 300 career points since Peter Forsberg in 1997-98. Ovechkin closed the week with two goals and two assists in a 5-3 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers Mar. 21, reaching the 60-goal mark for the first time in the NHL since Pittsburgh's Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr in 1995-96. Ovechkin leads the League in goals (60), points (106), power-play goals (21), game-winning goals (10) and shots (410)."

7 comments:

~Mark said...

"I think that Ovechkin kid might turn out to be half decent."
~ Marks4Java on Japers' Rink 03/24/2008

Debcapsfan said...

I can't believe there is even a debate over who will win the Hart trophy.

Oly_for_Olie said...

There wouldn't be a debate if we were "the other capital". Ottawa would actually feel good about itself if Alex were there.

Heck, if Alex played for the Dog River Riverdogs, Alex would be hailed as the savior of Saskatchewan hockey.

b.orr4 said...

I hear Damien Cox has asked for a recount.

FAUX RUMORS said...

1) Ovechkin is making it 'difficult' for those who want to vote for someone else. He's definitely earned a finalist position with the 60 goal mark.
2) If the voting were held today He, Lidstrom and Brodeur would be the finalists we'd expect to be named.
3) Brodeur would probably not win due to winning the Vezina. (we don't necessarily agree with that reasoning, but its a commonly held attitude apparently.
4) Lidstrom is having a phenomenal season in Detroit. His numbers (offensive AND defensive) are hard to argue with. In the end it will probably come down to he and AO. If Alex stays hot it will be hard to overlook his accomplishments regardless of how the Caps do as a team

hotdog88gt said...

He's likely to get the "Rocket" Richard trophy and that'll satisfy them writers. I don't see what more AO can do for the Caps than he's done for the last three seasons. If he stays healthy he'll have a Hart one or more of these years.

Patrick said...

amazing if you watch VS or NBC long enough, how much they think Malkin should get the Hart, a little too much bias, and imagine if Crosby were healthy, golly

Ultimately i think Brodeur is not even in the chase anymore and may not even get the Vezina due to Nabokov

and Malkin will get some votes, but as much as some in the media would like to keep the Hart in Pittsburgh, i think they'll have to realise how extraordinary Ovie's run is this year