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Ovechkin makes this list for a few reasons.
Let's start with what Caps goalie assistant coach Olaf Kolzig said about him last February, that he was too involved in a "rock star" lifestyle and has to get back to being Alex Ovechkin, hockey player.
Hey, Ovie is human, and I'm sure he has plenty of temptations to deal with. He's still only 26-years-old, a multi-millionaire, he has fame, celebrity, women throwing themselves at his feet. But he can't be out drinking or celebrating so much that it affects his livelihood: his performance on the ice.
Ovechkin's stats have been down the past few years and whether that's due to his allegedly excessive partying, a change in philosophy by the Capitals' coaching staff or some combination of factors, he's got to bounce back and soon if the Caps hope to break their long-standing lack of playoff success.
The second reason is how Ovechkin handled his suspension this past January. Ovie received a three-game suspension for a questionable hit on Pittsburgh's Zbynek Michalek. Once Brendan Shanahan suspended Ovechkin, the Caps star decided he would sit out the NHL All-Star Game. It was like Ovechkin was so upset with his suspension he said, "It's my puck and I'm going home."
The All-Star game is an exhibition for the fans, a showcase for the most talented players in the league to exhibit their skills and talent. When he deprived NHL fans the chance to see him in action because he was upset over his suspension, Ovechkin acted, well....childish and immaturely.