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Capital Struggles

Posted in Hockey Blogs with tags , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2010 by davepoleck

With the second overall pick in my yearly money league, I felt like the luckiest guy in the world when someone picked Stamkos over Ovechkin first overall. But now it looks as though Ovechkin is actually human, even going as far as to somewhat complain about the coverage against him thus far in 2010-11.

I don’t expect it average-ness to last, but it is definitely something worth pointing out, especially when it’s not only Ovechkin who isn’t producing. Here is a look at their big guns through 10 games compared to last season.

Alex Ovechkin
2010-11
5 goals, 5 assists, +1
50 shots
0 PPG

2009-10
9 goals, 8 assists, +8
67 shots
1 PPG

Niklas Backstrom

2010-11
3 goals, 3 assists, even
24 shots
1 PPG, 2 PPA 

2009-10
2 goals, 9 assists, +3
23 shots
1 PPG, 4 PPA

Alex Semin

2010-11
5 goals, 3 assists, +4
30 shots
1 PPG

2009-10
7 goals, 6 assists, +3
33 shots
2 PPG

Calling the Other Alex….Soon

Posted in Hockey Blogs with tags , , , , , , , , on April 20, 2010 by davepoleck

Lost in the midst of arguably the most intriguing series of round 1 so far is the disappearing act that Alexander Semin has been pulling. The Montreal-Washington first round matchup has pretty much seen it all through the first three games; smack talking off the ice, goalies being pulled, overtime thrillers, comebacks and upsets. All of these events are to be expected during the grueling first round, especially when it is an underdog trying to prove itself against the best team in the league.

The one thing this series hasn’t seen is an appearance from the other Capitals’ star named Alex, Alex Semin, who has put up a big, fat goose egg on the scoresheet through three games, although he has 16 shots.  Continue reading