Originally Posted by RedskinBronco
I cannot and will not argue. You are right in terms of that he doesn't bring it every night anymore. His elite level performances are few and far between these days.
BUT, like I said, I personally believe this is a byproduct of him checking out. Is it right? Probably not, but those other guys checked out too.
The media grills him like they do other Russian players. No one says a damn thing when a North American player wants out.
You simply cannot keep an unhappy player around. Ovechkin is just mentally not there in DC anymore. He is broken and he needs a revival and I don't think that can happen in DC with the clowns that run the show.
See Carter, Jeff.....
Difference between F-Ovie and guys like Nash are that Nash still busted his tail on a losing team. You have a captain that doesn't care, it poisons the well.