Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 11/08/05 at 08:35 PM ET
"I love the youthful exuberance he brings to this team," Caps coach Glen Hanlon said Tuesday before his team faced the Toronto Maple Leafs. "Whether it's a morning skate or a practice, he just loves to be here. "He just loves hockey." That love and enthusiasm was on full display Tuesday while the Capitals went through their morning skate at the Air Canada Centre. Ovechkin, wearing his now-familiar tinted visor and loose-fitting skates, was all over the ice. He practised shooting pucks from the slot into the top of the net - hitting the small area between the front and back crossbars more often than not - and spent time working on some shifty skating manoeuvres. It's preparation the Russian rookie knows he has to put in to become the league's best player. His hard work hasn't gone unnoticed by his coach.
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