Gotta Love Fat Ovi!
Just Not In Our Player Rankings...
Look, I love Ovechkin's carefree personality as much as the next guy. I didn't think it affected his on ice performance one iota. And I tried like heck to trade for him over the summer. Even after the pics of his vodka gut were published (buy low?):
But no one was selling...
Well, we have two months of real NHL action in our rear view, and Ovi just isn't cutting it. If I owned him, I'd be looking to Sell High. I can hear the howls of disbelief and the gnashing of teeth already, but c'mon, if you can get a King's ransom there is no downside.
Left Wing Rankings -->> Top 30
Note: Left Wings are ranked for their expected performance from this point to the end of the 2011-2012 season using standard scoring league categories: Goals, Assists, Power Play Points, Shots on Goal, Plus/Minus, Penalty Minutes, and Average Time on Ice. Last month's ranking is indicated in parentheses.
15. Patrik Elias, LW/C, New Jersey Devils (15)
26. James van Riemsdyk, LW, Philadelphia Flyers (25)
28. Brenden Morrow, LW, Dallas Stars (21)
On the bubble:, ,
**Re: position designations--if a player is listed with dual eligibility of W/C, he will be ranked among the wings.
If he is listed as a LW/RW he will be ranked at the position where he sees/has seen the most ice time.
With 8 goals in 24 games, Alex Ovechkin is on pace to score 27 this year. How many goals will AO actually have scored at season's end?
31, or fewer (8 votes)
32, same as last season (in 79 games) (6 votes)
33-37 (22 votes)
38-42 (8 votes)
43-47 (1 vote)
48-52 (0 votes)
52+ (2 votes)
47 total votes