It’s scary to think that Ovechkin is entering his 9th season in the league, yet is only 27. While Ovechkin has plenty of years (and millions) left on the 13-year contract he signed in 2008, you have to think the Caps postseason blues are wearing on him and team management.
Will this year be any different for Washington? The team’s roster is largely the same, save for Mikhail Grabovski, who came over from Toronto after a massively disappointing season. Grabovski notched over 50 points in the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 campaigns, but tallied only 16 last season and posted a dismal -10 rating. It was no surprise when he was waived and bought-out by Toronto.
Grabovski will likely join a top-6 in Washington that includes Troy Brouwer, who was one of the NHL’s most unlikely stars last season. In the shortened campaign Brouwer tallied nearly 20 goals and served as a vital piece of the Caps’ vaunted PP.
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