First off, my apologies for not being around at all lately. I started a new job that's an hour each way from home and where they severely limit internet use. Plus, 5:30am comes mighty freakin early. Also, I've got a new girlfriend who lives an hour in the opposite direction of the new job. Needless to say, my computer time is limited.
That being said, I could not resist writing a little post to twist the knife and pour some salt in the wound of all the Ovie lovers out there (and you know who you are). Given the historic collapse of the Capitals in this year's playoffs--The first time in NHL history that a Number 1 seed lost to a Number 8 seed after having a 3-1 lead in the series--I have this much to say. ANYONE who thinks Ovie is the best overall player in the game needs their head examined!
Great Captains and Great Players LEAD their teams and WILL them to victory no matter what the circumstance. Players like Mario Lemieux, Michael Jordan and yes, Sidney Crosby. They DO NOT turtle and disappear as Ovie did against the Habs. The self-proclaimed Best player in the game had a whopping 1 goal and 1 assist in Games 5-7 of the series, all losses and 2 on home ice. Pedestrian is an overstatement. Furthermore, they shoulder the blame and take responsibility...not answer post game press conferences questions with a whole lot of "I don't knows."
Is Ovie a great goal scorer? Absolutely. Can he hit? Absolutely. In other words, he is great at what he does. But to say he is the best overall player in the NHL is ridiculous. No excuses about his supporting class or anything else this year kiddies.
That honor of the Best 0verall player in the NHL belongs to a man who is still playing in this year's Playoffs, a man who has a Stanley Cup ring and an Olympic Gold medal. A man who is the youngest player to Captain his team to the Stanley Cup...Sidney Crosby. People that hate Sid can say what they want, but you can't argue those facts.
And a quick note to Alexander "Slappy" Semin. The, ahem "man" (term used very loosely) who insulted Sidney Crosby last year. Maybe you ought to freakin show up in the Playoffs...do something, hell ANYTHING before you open your pie hole again. A stellar 8 goals in 28 playoff games (and even more impressive 3 goals in 21 Playoff games if you take out the Ranger series last year) is a joke...just like you.
LETS GO PENS!!!!!!!!!!!