From ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun, a thoughtful & informative article on Alex Ovechkin’s ongoing struggles to regain his 50+ goal-a-season form from a few years back. (Don’t let the piece’s asyntactic title fool you – all the other words are in the right order.)
LeBrun cites some interesting stats comparing #8’s heyday with the meagre present – Ovie’s vastly reduced shot totals and the Caps’ sucky power play conversion rate among them.
Whatever the cause, Washington GM George McPhee can’t be thrilled about shelling out close to $10 million a season for a sub-40 goal man. McPhee can only hope that Ovie’s impending marriage will get the Caps’ captain, er, scoring again.