Last night on NHL TV, they replayed Alex Ovechkin's debut game in the NHL against the Columbus Blue Jackets. It was the first game after the last lockout. There wasn't a single red shirt in the arena. It seemed like a long time ago. Other than Alex, we don't have a single player still on our team from that opening night squad.
The Capitals won that debut game 3-2. Alex scored two goals and had a smashing hit to open the game that literally shattered the glass. He was the best player on the ice by a wide margin.
We are now in the same division as Columbus, and this was an article that was published today. It is odd for a player who just led the NHL in goals, was a first team All Star in two positions, and was voted MVP to be called "enigmatic". As noted, welcome to the neighborhood.