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An even more dangerous Ovechkin

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07:45 AM ET 12.20 | For Alex Ovechkin, a milestone looms: Goal No. 400. Compared to the rest of his portfolio, goal No. 399 was unspectacular. Against the Flyers on Tuesday, Ovechkin corralled a loose puck that Flyers goaltender Steve Mason failed to smother and simply backhanded it into the net for his 28th goal of the season. Such a goal, though, is indicative of how Ovechkin has transformed as a goal-scorer. The dazzling rushes and blistering one-timers are still there, but dirty yet effective goals -- rebounds, deflections in traffic -- are now part of his repertoire. "Now he's in different positions to score," forward Brooks Laich said. "I think if you saw a shot tracker of his shots before and his opportunities before, it'd be heavy one-sided and from certain spots, whereas now I think it would be scattered all across the ice."

The Washington Post

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December 20, 2013  07:58 AM ET

When motivated, a great player. I've seen him mail it in so many times when things don't go his way.

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December 20, 2013  09:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

When motivated, a great player. I've seen him mail it in so many times when things don't go his way.

when "motivated', one of the best I ever saw, skill wise...but that is why he is so maddening i guess?

December 20, 2013  09:38 AM ET

It's going to be real depressing for Ovie returning to the Caps after playing for the Russian team in the Olympics. Oates will have a heck o' a motivational challenge to deal with, I think.

December 20, 2013  10:04 AM ET

I think he plays pretty well for a guy that carries his lap top in his pants.

December 20, 2013  10:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I think he plays pretty well for a guy that carries his lap top in his pants.

HAHAHAHAHAH.....is that what sticks out the back?

December 20, 2013  10:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I think he plays pretty well for a guy that carries his lap top in his pants.

Lol, ya, thanks for clarifying that, now we know what it is.

December 20, 2013  10:28 AM ET

They have fast golf carts at the Verizon Center now?

December 20, 2013  10:29 AM ET
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They have fast golf carts at the Verizon Center now?

'faster'

December 20, 2013  10:31 AM ET
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HAHAHAHAHAH.....is that what sticks out the back?

It's obviously in a case. He's not stupid. :)

December 20, 2013  10:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

It's obviously in a case. He's not stupid. :)

He sends his goals in to youtube while sitting on the bench.

December 20, 2013  10:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

They have fast golf carts at the Verizon Center now?

Segway's

December 20, 2013  10:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I think he plays pretty well for a guy that carries his lap top in his pants.

I thought he was just happy to be there

December 20, 2013  10:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I think he plays pretty well for a guy that carries his lap top in his pants.

Surpised he hasn't been fined for this picture...

December 20, 2013  10:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Segway's

nice segue

December 20, 2013  10:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

nice segue

Kessel blows goats.

Not so nice segue

December 20, 2013  11:07 AM ET
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Surpised he hasn't been fined for this picture...

Nice win.

December 20, 2013  11:28 AM ET

"An even more dangerous Ovechkin"

Does that mean he will also poke his fingers in your eyes when he leaves his feet to make a hit?

 
December 20, 2013  12:29 PM ET
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I think he plays pretty well for a guy that carries his lap top in his pants.

I thought it was his I pad.

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