Alex Ovechkin RUMORS & NEWS

  • Patrik Laine says he'll equal Ovechkin in 5 years

    The Score "One day after proclaiming he should be selected first overall, Patrik Laine continued to talk himself up at the NHL Draft Combine in Buffalo on Saturday. The 18-year-old compared himself to six-time Rocket Richard Trophy-winner Alex Ovechkin, telling TSN's Gino Reda it will take him five years..." June 04

  • The case for trading Alex Ovechkin

    ESPN "Despite leading the league with 120 points, the Washington Capitals have made another second-round exit, which extends their playoff series record to 5-8 since the 2007-08 season. Having failed to advance past round two since the franchise's one and only appearance in the Stanley Cup finals in..." May 19

  • Ovechkin: Preparing for another long offseason is not fun

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Pro football has Dan Marino and Barry Sanders. Pro basketball has Charles Barkley and Karl Malone. Major league baseball has Ted Williams and Ty Cobb. The NHL has Marcel Dionne and … Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin is battling like crazy not to be in the fraternity of Hall of Fame athletes..." May 15

  • Don't blame Alex Ovechkin for another Capitals early exit

    The Comeback "If Washington Capitals fans are feeling a bit of deja vu again after another heartbreaking playoff exit, no one would blame them. This was supposed to be the year that those playoff demons would be exorcised. The Caps had a goaltender who tied the NHL record wins in a regular season, they had..." May 15

  • Why Hockey Needs Alex Ovechkin to Lift the Cup

    Vice Sports "Good news for the NHL's public image: Patrick Kane already is out of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and Alexander Ovechkin is still here. The less said about Kane—and whatever havoc he may wreak on upstate New York this summer—the better. But Ovechkin? He's worth talking about. In fact, if the..." May 05

  • Alex Ovechkin: Penguins Don't Like to Play Physical

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Maybe the Capitals know something the rest of us don’t. Maybe they believe they have the Pittsburgh Penguins right where they want them as they head into Game 4 of their best-of-seven series trailing two games to one. That’s certainly how it sounded inside the visiting locker room of Consol..." May 03

  • Sidney Crosby admits that he doesn't score the way Alex Ovechkin does

    Puck Drunk Love "The Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals are going to face off in Round 2 of the NHL playoffs, which will set the stage of reigniting the longtime rivalry between Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin. While the rivalry has lost steam in recent years, both Crosby and Ovechkin are still..." April 26

  • Crosby: 'I definitely don't have (Ovechkin's) shot or score like he does'

    The Score "The second-round matchup between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals will once again pit two of the game's most polarizing players against one another. Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin will once again do battle, but early on Crosby is making it clear that he isn't out to replicate..." April 25

  • Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin are finally meeting in the playoffs again

    CBS Sports "Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin have been the two best players in the NHL for the past decade, but their teams have only met in the playoffs one time (2009) during their careers. Until now. Thanks to the Penguins' first round win over the New York Rangers, and the Capitalsknocking out the..." April 25

  • Alex Ovechkin sounds pretty excited to face the Penguins

    Pro Hockey Talk "Sure, there’s probably a Debbie Downer here or there who will complain about Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. (This post is on the Internet, where you can find a person to complain about virtually anything.) Most hockey fans and..." April 24

  • Schenn: Flyers 'have to try and lay a licking on' Ovechkin

    The Score "The Philadelphia Flyers would love to line up Alex Ovechkin with a big hit. Brayden Schenn, especially. The Washington Capitals superstar rocked Schenn into the Flyers' bench Saturday night, and Schenn hasn't forgotten - nor will he. "He took a run at me," Schenn said, according to NHL.com's..." April 17

  • Tavares, Kane, Ovechkin named NHL’s three stars of the week

    Pro Hockey Talk "Star-studded release from the NHL today as the Isles’ John Tavares, the Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane and the Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin were named the three stars for the week ending Apr. 10. More: Tavares led the NHL with 4-5—9 in four games to power the Islanders (45-27-10, 100 points) to seven..." April 11

  • Alex Ovechkin: Hit On Kevan Miller Was ‘Hockey Play,’ Not Suspension-Worthy

    NESN "Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin was assessed a five-minute boarding major for his hit from behind on Kevan Miller during Saturday night’s win over the Bruins. And that’s all the punishment he feels he deserves. “Oh, it’s just a hockey play,” Ovechkin told reporters after the game, which..." March 06

  • Getzlaf, Ovechkin and Forsberg named stars of February

    NHL.com "Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin and Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the month of February. FIRST STAR - RYAN GETZLAF, C, ANAHEIM DUCKS Getzlaf led all players with 6-14-20 and a +13 rating..." March 01

  • Ovechkin on facing former teammate Laich: 'I’m gonna shoot him in the foot'

    The Score "He might be one of his best friends, but Alex Ovechkin plans to bring the hurt when he faces former teammate Brooks Laich. The Washington Capitals host the Toronto Maple Leafs Wednesday in the first matchup between the clubs since the two executed the trade that sent Laich, Connor Carrick, and..." March 01

  • Ovechkin reaches 40 goals for eighth time

    NHL.com "Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals scored his 40th goal of the season Friday to become the 10th player in NHL history to get 40 or more goals in at least eight seasons. Ovechkin scored a power-play goal 4:35 into the third period against the Minnesota Wild at Verizon Center, tying the..." February 27

  • Ovechkin joins elite company with 11th consecutive 30-goal season

    The Score "Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin scored another historic goal Sunday against the Philadelphia Flyers. Ovechkin made a perfect redirection in front of the net for his 30th marker of the season, joining Wayne Gretzky and Mike Gartner as the only players to score at least 30 goals in each of..." February 07

  • Alex Ovechkin to miss All-Star Game with injury

    Sportsnet "Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin will not participate in the All-Star Game due to a lower-body injury, the team confirmed in a statement Wednesday night. The news was first reported by Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. “We made this difficult decision after taking into consideration..." January 28

  • Alex Ovechkin nets his 500th goal as the Capitals rout Ottawa, 7-1

    Washington Post "The Capitals cleared the bench, mobbing Alex Ovechkin for the happiest of hockey hugs. Every player wanted to touch him, his helmet, his shoulder, his jersey, anything. Andre Burakovsky embraced him, held on and kept jumping up and down. Ovechkin often has reacted to his teammates’ goals like..." January 11

  • Alex Ovechkin poised to score landmark 500th goal in front of home crowd

    Washington Post "Nicklas Backstrom actually found himself happy his longtime teammate hadn’t scored another goal. The Washington Capitals needed Alex Ovechkin’s two goals against the New York Rangers, as his second lifted them to a 4-3 overtime win, but Backstrom was pleased that Ovechkin’s next goal would have to..." January 10

  • Ovechkin calls All-Star captaincy 'huge honor'

    NHL.com "Alex Ovechkin already this season became the top Russian goal-scorer in NHL history and is about to reach 500 in his career. Saturday, the Washington Capitals forward added a captain's role at this month's 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game. Ovechkin, who has 21 goals and 13 assists in 36 games..." January 02

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