Jim Kerr of Edmonton's iNews 880 asked if I would be gracious enough to answer a couple questions about Alex Ovechkin, the season he's had thus far, the Washington Capitals struggle on the power play, and Ovi's leadership in the locker room.

Essentially, he wanted to know "What's Wrong with Ovi?"

Here's a snippet: 
Dave Nichols with the Capitals News Network says a number of things come into play when talking about Ovechkin’s “sub-par” numbers this year: a possible wrist injury, a predictable attack, a struggling power play or even the lingering sting of a fruitless 2009-10 season, for example.

“My personal theory is that with all the disappointment from last season - the early playoff exit, the suspensions, the failure of the Russian team at the Olympics - he's changed his game, whether he's doing it consciously or subconsciously,” explains Nichols. “He just isn't playing with the same flair and excitement from years past.”

“The team's struggles this season have really frustrated him because all he wants to do is bring the Stanley Cup to Washington.”
Thanks to Mr. Kerr for soliciting our opinion.  If someone in Edmonton wants your opinion about hockey, you gotta be doing something right.  Right?


  1. GO // February 23, 2011 at 1:10 PM  

    Congrats on the radio appearance! the Caps News Network is righly being recognized for its insightful and complete look at the Washington hockey club.

  2. Dave Nichols // February 23, 2011 at 5:55 PM