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Sports Gretzky believes Ovechkin deserves to win Stanley Cup

16:55  13 march  2018
16:55  13 march  2018 Source:   thescore.com

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The Great One believes the Great Eight deserves a ring. After Alex Ovechkin notched the 600th goal of his remarkable career Monday night, Wayne Gretzky "If there's one guy that hasn't won a Stanley Cup that I think deserves it, I think it's him," Gretzky said, according to Derek Van Diest of NHL.com.

The Great One believes the Great Eight deserves a ring. After Alex Ovechkin notched the 600th goal of his remarkable career Monday night, Wayne Gretzky "If there's one guy that hasn't won a Stanley Cup that I think deserves it, I think it's him," Gretzky said, according to Derek Van Diest of NHL.com.

The Great One believes the Great Eight deserves a ring.

After Alex Ovechkin notched the 600th goal of his remarkable career Monday night, Wayne Gretzky - one of three players in the history of the game to reach the mark faster than the Russian sniper - said he wants to see Ovi add the one thing that's missing from his resume.

"If there's one guy that hasn't won a Stanley Cup that I think deserves it, I think it's him," Gretzky said, according to Derek Van Diest of NHL.com. "He's worked his rear end off for the game of hockey and the Washington Capitals, and for his country."

Although the Capitals have qualified for the postseason in eight of the last nine seasons, the organization - and particularly Ovechkin - have faced tremendous criticism for never advancing past the second round, all in spite of the captain recording 90 points in 97 career playoff contests.

Ovechkin, Laine share goals lead with head-to-head on deck

  Ovechkin, Laine share goals lead with head-to-head on deck The NHL's current goal leaders are set to go head-to-head in Washington on Monday. Patrik Laine of the Winnipeg Jets scored his 40th goal of the season in a loss to Philadelphia Saturday, remaining red hot and drawing even with Alex Ovechkin for a share of the league lead.A 40-goal season and 15 in his last 11 games. Yes, @PatrikLaine29 is definitely a scoring machine. pic.twitter.com/gzqxYnS7Ne— NHL (@NHL) March 10, 2018For his part, Ovechkin failed to hit the back of the net in a win in San Jose later in the day.Up next for the the two star wingers is a Monday showdown as the Jets visit the Capitals.

After Alex Ovechkin notched the 600th goal of his remarkable career Monday night, Wayne Gretzky - one of three players in the history of the game to reach "If there's one guy that hasn't won a Stanley Cup that I think deserves it, I think it's him," Gretzky said, according to Derek Van Diest of NHL.com.

Gretzky believes Ovechkin deserves to win Stanley Cup

The Great One believes the Great Eight deserves a ring.

After Alex Ovechkin notched the 600th …

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"I'd love to see him lift the Stanley Cup one day, because I think he's truly put his heart and soul into being a better player and trying to become a champion," Gretzky said.

Ovechkin and the Capitals currently lead the Metropolitan Division, and should have a few more cracks at a championship with him in the fold. Even if they continue to fall short of hockey's ultimate prize, No. 8 can rest on the laurels of 11 All-Star nominations, three MVPs, six Rocket Richards (for now), and one Calder Trophy.

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Bruce Arthur: Eight is surely great, if you only measure Ovechkin by goals .
There is no magic to turning 30, or 40, except they are odometer birthdays. It’s the roundness of the number, the crossing over into a new place. Where have I been, and where am I going? Alexander Ovechkin scored goals number 599 and 600 Monday night, and sits 20th all time. If he plays long enough, well … fifth overall is 131 goals, or five low-end Ovechkin seasons, away. Gretzky’s record of 894 isn’t close, but it could be reached.And as he rolls over these round hills, we can revisit the central fact of his career: Alexander Ovechkin is the greatest goal scorer ever to play hockey, and it is a blessing and a curse.

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