Alex Ovechkin


Say this about Capitals assistant coach Blaine Forsythe: the guy has some serious staying power.


One of the many questions facing Barry Trotz as he prepares the Capitals for their 40th anniversary season is how he will treat his Russian players, particularly star captain Alex Ovechkin.


Ever since the arrival of Alex Ovechkin in 2005, the Capitals have been must-see TV for the NHL and that won’t change in the 2014-15 season.


Alex Ovechkin led the NHL with 51 goals as a right wing last season but was third from the bottom with a minus-35 rating, a big reason he received just one fifth-place vote in Hart Trophy ballotin