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03-20-2012, 09:45 PM
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Ovi 40 goals?

Ovechkin is perhaps my favorite player outside the Bruins and I wanted to see what are Capital fans perspective on if Ovi can salvage a down season by at least scoring 40 goals the end of this season?

Hes currently has scored 32 goals and with 9 important games left for Capitals to make the playoffs can he get to 40?

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03-20-2012, 09:47 PM
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Might be the lone bright spot, so yes, I think he'll do it.

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Doubt he'll do it but thats fine. Stopped really caring about AO stats as a solace a couple of years ago but that being said that he'll surpass last years goal total is sort of like 1% nice.

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If he plays like he did during his last 2 games, yes.

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Doubt he'll do it but thats fine. Stopped really caring about AO stats as a solace a couple of years ago but that being said that he'll surpass last years goal total is sort of like 1% nice.
Chin up little buddy...

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If he gets to 40+ goals, the Caps make the playoffs, maybe even 7 seed.

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Will he fail to play to his potential by 33% or 50%? I eagerly await the answer.

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Ovechkin is perhaps my favorite player outside the Bruins and I wanted to see what are Capital fans perspective on if Ovi can salvage a down season by at least scoring 40 goals the end of this season?

Hes currently has scored 32 goals and with 9 important games left for Capitals to make the playoffs can he get to 40?
I think it is possible. It depends on the PP chances and if the PP works like it has recently in some games. If he can score 40 goals in a season like this, imagine what he can get if he was in super man mode.

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"Alexander Ovechkin, when it looked like it was no longer possible, he still got it done."

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Incossigle.

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the only way 8 salvages this season is in the playoffs. he can make sure they make the playoffs and then deliver a conn smythe level performance in the playoffs. i would think that would result in a couple of series wins. lets say 18 games, 14 goals, 30pts. that would salvage it a fair bit

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"Alexander Ovechkin, when it looked like it was no longer possible, he still got it done."
Nice!

I doubt he does it but I'm pulling for him and hope I'm wrong. I agree with the poster who said we make the playoffs if he does.

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Ovechkin is perhaps my favorite player outside the Bruins and I wanted to see what are Capital fans perspective on if Ovi can salvage a down season by at least scoring 40 goals the end of this season?

Hes currently has scored 32 goals and with 9 important games left for Capitals to make the playoffs can he get to 40?
couple thoughts:

1. he was hurt this year by not having Backstrom for 2nd half of season.

2. he ought to have 3-4 ENG goals this year, especially in the games where he was one goal shy of the hat trick. but under the new regime, #8 no longer gets a shot at ENGs.

3. he would have a better shot at the 40 mark if he hadn't missed 4 games this year due to suspension and injury.

4. even after all the hysteria about what a crappy year #8 is having, it's worth noting that he is back in the league's top 10 now, and is only 4 goals behind the No. 3 scorer, Kessel (who has played 4 more games).

5. as the other comments indicate above, the real question for #8 is the playoffs (IF we get there). Ovie has generally been a good playoff performer, stat-wise. but as captain, he bears responsibility for team's overall performace, too. and that has been piss-poor in the playoffs. we are a mentally fragile team. and damned soft. we need the return of beast-Ovie, and the return of any version of Backstrom, and renewed sniping by Senor Semin. then we have a middling chance in postseason.

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I have a hard time knocking Hunter not getting him empty net chances when he's so damn bad in his own end. Look long and hard in the mirror #8.

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03-21-2012, 12:26 PM
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Yeah, the Backstrom thing doesn't land for me. He averaged 50 goals over two full seasons with Zubrus as his center.

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I have a hard time knocking Hunter not getting him empty net chances when he's so damn bad in his own end. Look long and hard in the mirror #8.
Yes, that's Hunter's reason, I'm sure. But historically 8 has actually been good in the ENG situation, and partly BECAUSE of his cherry-pick tendencies. Nobody moves faster to a loose puck than #8 seeking an ENG. i really think #8 finishes off opponents faster in those situations than 21/22/42/25 etc.

Anyway, it's not even worth the debate. It's the least of our problems.

Go, Habs. (Tonight only.)

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Yes, that's Hunter's reason, I'm sure. But historically 8 has actually been good in the ENG situation, and partly BECAUSE of his cherry-pick tendencies. Nobody moves faster to a loose puck than #8 seeking an ENG. i really think #8 finishes off opponents faster in those situations than 21/22/42/25 etc.

Anyway, it's not even worth the debate. It's the least of our problems.

Go, Habs. (Tonight only.)
I can care less about his ENG's, but i think you are correct on this one.

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03-21-2012, 12:36 PM
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Yeah, the Backstrom thing doesn't land for me. He averaged 50 goals over two full seasons with Zubrus as his center.
49, but yeah.


Empty net thing is pretty stupid. As much as it may be fun seeing the reaction on the main boards here or whatever, Ovechkin's pursuit of empty net goals really was embarrassing. I've never understood why players want to score a third goal in an empty net when they have a shot at a hat trick. All it does is cheapen the achievement and make them look pathetic.

Anyway, would be nuts if he got to 40...hope it happens.

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03-21-2012, 12:54 PM
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Yes, that's Hunter's reason, I'm sure. But historically 8 has actually been good in the ENG situation, and partly BECAUSE of his cherry-pick tendencies. Nobody moves faster to a loose puck than #8 seeking an ENG. i really think #8 finishes off opponents faster in those situations than 21/22/42/25 etc.

Anyway, it's not even worth the debate. It's the least of our problems.

Go, Habs. (Tonight only.)
Yeah, I don't disagree that he's good at making empty netters.


I can just understand Hunter's mentality on this one.

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49, but yeah.


Empty net thing is pretty stupid. As much as it may be fun seeing the reaction on the main boards here or whatever, Ovechkin's pursuit of empty net goals really was embarrassing. I've never understood why players want to score a third goal in an empty net when they have a shot at a hat trick. All it does is cheapen the achievement and make them look pathetic.

Anyway, would be nuts if he got to 40...hope it happens.
On what planet? Crazy talk. Still bucking for an Ovechkin trade huh?

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On what planet? Crazy talk. Still bucking for an Ovechkin trade huh?
I mean, yeah, but that has nothing to do with this. I was actually thinking of an example from earlier in the year, involving, I think, Wideman. I guess it's just me, but I wouldn't want to win the Richard with empty netters putting me ahead of the guy in second, and I wouldn't consider a hat trick I finished with an empty netter the same as one I scored against an actual goalie.

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If Ovie scores 50 empty netters, we won 50 games.

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If Ovie scores 50 empty netters, we won 50 games.
Now now, you know the Caps have the capability of giving up 2 last minutes goals many times given enough chances.

Call it 40.

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If Ovie scores 50 empty netters, we won 50 games.
Boom. Headshot.

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