Alexander Ovechkin

Alexander Ovechkin

Are Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom Better off on Separate Lines?

Posted 10/29/2015 - 22:03 by HockeyPolls

For most of the last decade, Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom have been running mates and good ones. Dangerous individually, together they complement each other beautifully. Backstrom brings defensive savvy and playmaking vision, with the former quality allowing him to offset Ovechkin’s deficiencies and the latter enabling him to maximize his teammate’s tremendous talents.

Burning Questions, Predictions for 2015-16 NHL Season

A recent conversation with an NHL scout proved to be very interesting. They usually are. All the good gossip comes from scouts, whether true or not. Scouts, if they trust you, will tell you about the latest trends in the game or what they think the future will look like. 

When asked what the latest big trend is entering the 2015-16 NHL season, one scout replied, "Youth."

Alex Ovechkin Receives an Actual Sheep as Birthday Present on Live TV

Posted 09/18/2015 - 15:14 by HockeyPolls

Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin turned 30 on Thursday, and he celebrated his departure from the 20s in rather peculiar fashion.

Let’s allow’s Chris Peters to take it from here:

2015 NHL Awards Expert Preview and Predictions

Posted 06/22/2015 - 13:58 by HockeyPolls

The annual NHL Awards ceremony is June 24, and there are plenty of intriguing accolades to give out this year. 

Who will take home the Hart Trophy for MVP? Who was the best coach in 2015?

Alexander Ovechkin Guarantees Game 7 Win over New York Rangers

Posted 05/11/2015 - 10:14 by HockeyPolls

UPDATE: May 12.

Alexander Ovechkin has doubled down on his guarantees to beat the New York Rangers in Game 7 and take the series on Wednesday.'s Katie Brown tweeted out the verbatim of Ovechkin defending his previous remarks to reporters on Tuesday.

NHL Playoff Schedule 2015: TV Info, Predictions for Saturday Slate

Posted 05/02/2015 - 10:00 by HockeyPolls

Saturday, May 2 is an important day in the world of sports. In the NHL, there is just one game to be played between two of the premier teams in the Eastern Conference.

The New York Rangers and Washington Capitals will look to carry the torch for the NHL. On the same day as the Kentucky Derby, Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus Manny Pacquiao and several other events, two of the top media markets on the East Coast will have to do the job for hockey.

New-Look Alex Ovechkin Setting Tone for Capitals, Keys Thrilling Win vs. Rangers

Posted 04/30/2015 - 23:36 by HockeyPolls

NEW YORK—Like any great story, this one begins in Las Vegas.

Pros and Cons of Each 2015 NHL Hart Trophy Finalist

Posted 04/30/2015 - 15:26 by HockeyPolls

Given to the player deemed most valuable in the league to his team, the NHL's Hart Trophy is the most coveted of the annual awards because it covers every position.

NHL Playoff Picture 2015: Analyzing Postseason Races, Standings and Bracket

Posted 04/09/2015 - 10:00 by HockeyPolls

With only nine teams alive for a playoff spot in each of the NHL's two conferences, much of the postseason picture has been determined, but it looks as though nothing will be finalized until the final day of the 2014-15 campaign.

Ovechkin Becomes 4th Player with 6 50-Goal Seasons in 1st 10 Years

Posted 03/31/2015 - 22:03 by HockeyPolls

Washington Capitals forward Alexander Ovechkin scored his 50th goal of the season during the first period of Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes, becoming just the fourth player in NHL history to record six 50-goal campaigns within his first 10 seasons in the league, per Sportsnet Stats.

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