Sorry folks, I have to disagree.
Ovechkin's best days are behind him. I, too, was an Ovechkin owner and decided to jump ship last year. I drafted him in an auction draft at over 30% of my budget, hoping he would have a bounce back year (from 85 points... Crazy.. I know...) and was utterly disappointed (Fell to 65).
The thing is, everyone is caught up in the player he was. He was outstanding, there is no doubt, but he's not ever going to be that way again, in my opinion.
First of all, as this article* states, among other things, Ovechkin's play has become predictable. Defenders have learned how to defend against him and teams now know how to play against the Caps.
Secondly, the magic he had with Backstrom is seemingly gone. Who knows what the hell happened there? Backstrom is a playmaker and has made a living by setting up Ovechkin. He's still a good playmaker (as evidence of his stats from an injury riddled last season - 44 pts in 42 games) but who else does he have to set up? Laich? Johansson? Brouwer? The enigmatic Semin (last year)? Something is wrong when your new coach, a powerplay spe******t in his day, is drawing names out of a hat for line combinations.
Don't let your emotions get in the way of trading Ovechkin for someone who is on the upswing (Tavares, Giroux, Stamkos) if possible. Do the trade now while you can still get something decent for him. That is, of course, if what you're getting in return IS something of quality.
The Untouchables Cup.
C: Crosby, Giroux Benn, Getzlaf, Bergeron
RW: Neal Voracek, Backes, Brown
LW: Couture, Eriksson, Kane, Lupul, Vermette, Pacioretty
D: Subban, Pietrangelo, Keith, Girardi, Kronwall, Ekman-Larsson
G: Rask, Bryzgalov, Niemi
Drafted - Traded For - Keepers
G, A, P, +/-, PIM, PPP,
SHP, SOG, FW, HIT, BLK
W, SV, SV%, GAA, SHO
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3C, 3RW, 3LW, 2W, 1F, 6D, 2G, 3BN