Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 07/30/10 at 12:46 PM ET
from Scott Burnside of ESPN,
As we continue to scout the players to watch at training camp, our attention switches to those who patrol the wings. This collection of players have lots to prove, and many of them find themselves in new places with new expectations.
Alexander Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
Last season was difficult for the NHL’s most dynamic player. He was suspended twice, his Russian Olympic team folded in Vancouver and then his Caps blew a 3-1 series lead against eighth-seeded Montreal in the first round of the playoffs—this after Ovechkin made fun of Montreal netminder Jaroslav Halak’s shaky hand. There will be even more pressure on the Caps’ franchise player to produce not just points but also results in the playoffs this season.
read on for more players…
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