Apr 8, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin (center) celebrates with John Carlson (left) and Joel Ward (right) after scoring a goal against the St. Louis Blues during the first period at Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

All Decade Fantasy Hockey Team

Peter Jensen of NHL.com put together the best of the best for the past 10 years to create a fantasy hockey team to could be a match for no one. 

With this team a standard yahoo fantasy roster size has been used so that means that the roster will consist of two centers, two left wings, two right wings, four defensemen and two goalies.  The categories that were used to compile the team were goals, assists, plus-minus, penalty minutes, power-play points and shots on goal for skaters; wins, goals-against average, save percentage, shutouts for goalies.

Two of your Washington Capitals were selected to this team.

Alex Ovechkin for his play during the 2007-08 season.

These were the glory days of Ovechkin, who posted the highest single-season goal total (65) by a left wing in NHL history and the most by a forward since Lemieux scored 69 in 1995-96. He generated the third-most shots on goal (446) ever in a single season and finished among the League’s top 10 in rating that year (plus-28).


Mike Green for his play during the 2008-09 season.

Green had back-to-back 70-plus point seasons in 2008-09 and 2009-10, but the first of the two packed slightly more category coverage for fantasy owners. He had the most goals (31) by a defenseman since 1992-93 and tied for the 11th-best single-season total ever at the position. His totals in power-play points (38), shots (243), PIMs (68) and rating (plus-24) were remarkable for a defenseman who played 68 games.

– NHL.com

As for any other Capitals to make the All-Decade Fantasy Team, none were even mentioned as an honorable mention.

Check out the rest of the team Peter Jensen selected for his All Decade Team.

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