Finally it comes in numbers about Ovechkin being the best player in the World. Some writers and commentators are still a bit shy, they'd add "arguably" in front of it. Come on, guys, stop it, tell the truth and only the truth... Drop "arguably", there's nothing left to argue about it. Maybe, just maybe change the word "World" to "entire Universe", like a did already. :-)
Corey Masisak discusses the chances of Alex winning two Harts in a row:
In the past two decades, one player has won the Hart Memorial Trophy, awarded to the NHL's MVP, in back-to-back seasons.
With seven weeks left in the regular season, Alex Ovechkin appears to be the runaway favorite to collect his second straight MVP award. The three-time All-Star leads the NHL with 42 goals and is tops in other critical categories while helping his Washington Capitals to one of the best records in the league.
"I think it is possible the way he is playing and the way our team is going. He's been very heroic," said Caps center Sergei Fedorov, the 1994 MVP. "What can I say? He scores very important goals at very important times, and he has been outstanding."
Added Ovechkin: "If I win MVP, I will enjoy it because I want to win everything, but right now I want to win a Stanley Cup. It is going to be hard, but I think it is going to be very interesting."
"It would be pretty hard to go against him, I think," coach Bruce Boudreau said. "We've got a pretty good team, and we've got a lot of good guys around, but he's a dominant factor. More importantly, and I know it is only February, but if you look at what he's done in the third period and with the winning goals and in crunch time - that's when you need guys the most, and he's always there."
"He's the best player in the world," said Pierre McGuire, an analyst who covered Wednesday's game for Canadian network TSN and will call Washington's game Sunday against Pittsburgh for NBC. "Alex just obliterates whoever plays against him. He can take over a game with raw emotion. You have to go all the way back to [Maurice] 'Rocket' Richard to find a player like him."
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