Friday, October 2, 2009
Alex Ovechkin "Unleashed" Early
The Washington Capitals marketing slogan reads: "Prepare to unleash the Red". Caps fans are reminded to wear red on Opening Night in D.C. this coming Saturday. However, Alex the Gr8 was ready to release his fury on the NHL's opening night in Boston last night.
One game in the books, two goals on the fly from the slot. Ovechkin in now on pace for 164 goals this season. "Ha, ha" you say, but there has to be at least a little nudge inside you that makes you wonder if he could keep that pace.
During a pregame interview with Versus, Ovechkin was asked about the changes to the team and if they, in his opinion were now a better team. His response was that he didn't know if they had to be a better team, just that "we need to play better." By "we" he must have meant "me", then Number 8 went out and punched a couple in for a win.
Ovi has become the Barry Bonds (from a few years ago) of hockey, minus the aversion to the media and juicing allegations. If a pitcher gave Bonds a pitch to hit, he might as well kiss it goodbye. If a team gives Ovechkin any room to shoot, the goal judge might as well unleash the red...light!