Top 3 burning questions as the Capitals gear up for 2023-24

Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images) /
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It’s that time of year again. Players are back in town for informal skates. More players will trickle in soon. Washington Capitals hockey is upon us and there’s several questions. But what are the three burning questions as we eagerly await for training camp to start?

Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

#3 Can Alex Ovechkin continue to be “the man”?

We ask this question every year because every year Alex Ovechkin gets a year older and doubts from outside the DMV begin to creep in on whether this will be the year Father Time catches up to the great eight.

With 822 goals in his career and three more seasons left on his deal that he signed in 2021, he needs just 72 to tie Wayne Gretzky and 73 to pass him for the sport’s biggest all time record: the most goals.

Last year Ovechkin had 42 which is pretty good considering he was 37. Now he’ll be 38 and even a 40ish goal season would be good. If he can get between 40-50 goals, get your season tickets right away because in 2024-25 it could very well happen.

Ovechkin is still in Russia having just celebrated his son Sergei’s fifth birthday with a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme. I imagine he should be making his way back to town very soon.