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Ovechkin's NHL Hardware Store

Postby GSPODS » Thu May 29, 2008 4:25 am

Yesterday, Ovechkin was presented with the Art Ross and Maurice "Rocket" Richard trophies.

The NHL regular-season leader with 65 goals and 112 points became only the second player to earn both the Art Ross Trophy, awarded since 1947 to the player with the most points, and the Rocket Richard Trophy, which has been awarded since 1999 to the regular-season goal-scoring leader.

"I always want to be the best," Ovechkin said by telephone. "When I was a little kid, I wanted to win all of the personal awards, and right now I win a couple. I win this year, and next year I want to win more and I want to win with my team."

Ovechkin's 65 goals were the most since Pittsburgh's Mario Lemieux scored 69 in 1995-96 and the most ever by a Washington player. He was at his best down the stretch, scoring seven goals as the Caps won their last seven games to win the Southeast Division after being next-to-last in the Eastern Conference at the season's midway point.

Ovechkin hopes yesterday was merely a tuneup for next month's NHL's award show in Toronto, where the 22-year-old hopes to take home the Hart Trophy as league MVP and the Lester B. Pearson Award, given to the most outstanding player as voted by fellow players.

Ovechkin said Fedorov told him during the world championships that he is not contemplating retiring and hopes to return to Washington. "I talked to him, and I know for sure [that] he wants to stay in Washington," Ovechkin said. "He wants to play -- not just with me -- but with [the] Capitals."


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Postby Bob 0119 » Thu May 29, 2008 4:48 pm

I maintain that if OV isn't named the MVP, there can only be a Smack forum to discuss it.

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Postby Bob 0119 » Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:35 am

When are they going to make the MVP announcement?

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Postby JansenFan » Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:37 pm

Supposedly live at the awards baquet on June 12.
RIP 21

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Postby Bob 0119 » Mon Jun 09, 2008 1:49 pm

Awesome, thanks!

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Postby JansenFan » Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:56 am

baquet is, of course, French Canadian for banquet. :-"
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Postby GSPODS » Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:51 pm

The Capitals Rock.
Congrats to Bruce and Alex.

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