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Time For Alex Ovechkin To Raise The Cup

from Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,

There are sentences that you never expect to put on paper. This is one for me: It won’t be difficult to watch Alex Ovechkin hoist the Stanley Cup.

Sacrilegious, right?

Don’t get me wrong. Like most Pittsburghers, I would love to see Marc-Andre Fleury’s Vegas Golden Knights beat Ovechkin’s Washington Capitals in the Cup final, which begins Monday night in Las Vegas. Fleury might be the best teammate and best sports person I’ve known in our city. He is the first goaltender since the New York Islanders’ Billy Smith in the early-1980s to play in three consecutive finals. How sweet it would be to see him walk away with not just the Cup — the fourth of his Hall of Fame-caliber career — but also the Conn Smythe Trophy as NHL postseason MVP. He’s a lock for the award if Vegas wins....

All I’m saying is Ovechkin has grown on me. I no longer look at him as just the Penguins’ most despised rival who once took out Sergei Gonchar with a despicable knee-on-knee hit and routinely tried to knock countryman Evgeni Malkin into next week. I see him as the greatest goal-scorer of his generation and one of the best players of my lifetime.

Along with the Stanley Cup Final coming up, we also have the World Cup soon.

The Vegas Golden Knights had very long odds and at Netbet world cup 2018 betting is the place to go to for all of your needs.

Excitement is in the air for the hockey and soccer world, participation will be at an all time high.

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I hope he is dashed by an expansion team.

Posted by SlimChance on 05/28/18 at 11:28 AM ET

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