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Alexander Ovechkin suspended two games

All I can say is, finally... not the amount I would have liked, as the league established a benchmark themselves when they suspended Georges Laraque for the exact same hit last weel at 5 games, but considering how many times we've debated whether he deserves a suspension or not, it's acceptable. I don't think you'll get any argument on this one though, he deserved what was coming to him. Only bad part is he would have probably missed the games he was suspended anyway with an injury.

Another Ovechkin Incident

AO hits Kaleta from behind, taking both himself and the Sabres player out of the game. Another game, another hitting from behind incident. Is this the one that gets AO suspended, finally? He's already been fined this season, and the maximum fine of $2,500 isn't going to teach the $9.5 million player any lessons. Considering there have been many incidents before with Oveckin, superstar or not, he needs to be punished. And with Colin Campbell giving out two suspensions this week for hits that weren't nearly as bad (regardless of how long the players that Laraque and Briere hit are out for), you have to imagine that non-action from the league would be fairly devastating to their reputati...

Are the caps contenders?

Watching the Caps - Flyers game last night, I couldn't help but stare in amazement at the Caps' display of offensive talent. Alex Ovechkin might score 70 this year; Alex Semin has the fastest hands in the NHL hands-down... And Nicklas Backstrom is already one of the best playmaker in the game. So are the Caps contenders? I'm not so sure. The best defense is a good offense, they say. While it may be true in some cases, I don't think any team that lets in 3-4 goals a night has a chance to go deep in the playoffs. Washington has done virtually nothing this off-season to bolster their defensive squad, arguably their weakest point. Arguably, because their goaltending isn't much be...