I rarely go on other teams boards but decided to take a quick look at the Caps board and saw a thread titled "Alexander Ovechkin-The end of an era?"...I don't even have to open it and read it, the headline is amusing enough.
shows you how fast this game can change. Ovechkin looks like he burned himself out too early in his own career and then you have Crosby with headaches every day. Amazing how times have changed. At least the Pens have been able to persevere.
I hate the guy, and think he's a *****, but I still don't think you trade Ovechkin. You trade every single player on that roster and in that system before Ovechkin. The guy has proven he's a 50g, 100p player who can hit like a ****ing truck. You don't trade that, period.
If you need to blow the team up and rebuild, you do it around Ovechkin. Trade whomever you need. Fire/hire whomever you need. You do what it takes.