Perhaps, but apparently the Caps are missing a "big leader".
That quote is very telling about how Ovie leads this team. I just think it reflects more on that he just goes out and tries to do it on the ice whereas Laich rah rah's it in the locker room. And of course on the side of int. 66 after a playoff game
One would have to be a pretty blind homer to see Holtby's quote as anything other than a dig on Ovi, and to some extent Oates. Holtby says "we need leadership", I see that as saying "Ovi isn't giving us enough leadership" which is something many many people have been saying for a while now.
If Ovi were truly a leader at all, there would be no questioning of his leadership like this.