Since entering the league of the National Hockey league, its been his way or the highway.
Nobody can tell this player how to act or perform on the ice with his desire to perform a tough physical game day in and day out. It's a simple question that leads to an answer that is quite simple in this day in age, yes or no?
Alex Ovechkin has been one hell of a workforce in the league to date. He's hasn't been so popular as late though.
The NHL is supposed to be a league with a bunch of men and not cry babies. The style of the physical attributes that Alex Ovechkin offers to the Washington Capitals is outstanding. Not only a top point getter year after year, the hard hitting Alex is speaking to the NHL that he means business.
It's a fair game, the players to fans can hate'em or love'em.
Its everyone to decide for them selves, but for an exciting player to watch on the Washington capitals, and what he has done for the club is a class act. Alex just isn't a fancy goal scorer or play-maker where contact doesn't exit for his game.
The NHL needs to find more players like him. The movement of his game is brilliant. Being under fire lately won't change his style he as told reporters. Suspended for 2 games for his hit on Brian Campbell with full force means players need to realize there is no escape when its you against Alex. The hit was not an attempt to injured, he is a strong hard hitting player.
In the Vancouver Winter Olympics this past February he created a goal with his magnificent hit on Jagr. A hit which created a goal, with a great open ice hit. It was clean.
Alex doesn't necessarily make dirty plays or purposely get underneath the skin of others. Ovechkin shows up to the ice with a winning mentality to always have a chance at winning. Washington Capitals are at the head of the standings because of what his character provides on game night.
Alex Ovechkin is a Superior force for the ages of the league. Its a picture perfect answer to the game of the NHL, if you don;t like the intensity of his play then sit on the bench and watch him celebrate to glory.
Love'em or hate'em, Alex Ovechkin will not go away until his career is retired.