While Alex Ovechkin feels the Rangers don't like to be physical, it's him who apparently doesn't like to hustle as seen in this hysterical .gif of Derek Stepan's game winner last night...
...if I'm a Capitals fan I'm furious with that half ass effort. It's bad enough he's not scoring, now he's not even hustling. Embarrassing.
...this is pretty much why Ovechkin will never hoist a Stanley Cup over his head.
H/T to reader Andrew J.
Truth be told ovi's responsibility is the point man. I'm a ranger fan so killing #8 is fine by me but if you let the tape run you see cally slide in the same way. 24 was a big part of the play but it was pretty much over at that point. The guy is one of the greatest players in the game and its tough blaming him for everything that goes wrong - again his responsibility on the play is the point and thats where he was - not cherry picking as some would leave you to believe - stepan is certainly not his man.
id like to see someone pound ovechkin,its not easy to do,but if one of the young guys on the rangers stepped up and pounded him ,it wld be great for ranger morale !
In slo mo it looks like Ovie should have done a lot more. Let's not discount that this was a well orchestrated fast paced play that resulted in a great eventual game winner!
Torts told Mac to shut up, with what he was saying about Staal.. So I think that what Mac said is accurate.. he is not comfortable. Which is not something you want the other team to know, they are going to blindside him at every opportunity they get when he comes back.. I am with Torts here
Leave him alone. He is just really tired from not scoring. In all seriousness thou, lets not wake a sleeping dragon. The dude can be a beast, lets hope he stays this way.
love this article. he calls out mcD for not hitting and look at this shameful lack of effort. what a fucking stereotype he is turning into.
The same exact thing happened in Game 3 after McD gave him the ol' Shake N' Bake...
WOW I just mean WOW!!!! I followed ur link to Jaspers Rink the Caps blog yesterday to see what they were saying about the series & they just kill Ovy on that Blog. now I see why. We will see if oated gets them deep in the Playoffs but Hunter understood something & tried to correct it. You cannot go deep into the playoffs without rock solid D. The Pens are finding that out now. We will see if Oates system can works but as a Ranger fan I feared last years Caps much more than this. Though my only worry is Ovy is so embarrased by thhis that he takes it out on us on Friday!!!!
Wow. That's pretty amazing. The game within the game. It's amazing how many things are going on -- or not going on -- at any one point.
Perhaps he was just in awe as well. Different sport, but I think it's appropriate in this case:
@dave56dj True, but why do superstars not have to hustle? Or play team defense? When you see a 2 on 1 developing by your own net don't you leave the point to cover the high percentage shooter? It happened so fast it may not have mattered but you gotta try.
@proslyn I just went & watched that goal & was going to post what u just did. He drifted into the center of the ice w-his hands 7 his side & didn't even attempt to make a play. Holy Crap he is going to get killed in DC!!!!
@erichan I didn't see that either. Caps came into this series confident & on a roll. We needed to get them off their game lets hope we have.
@gravey94 Tell Aunt Bee she better have my ppies ready or Im gonna kick her ass
@gravey94 Love it!!!!!