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Video: Does Alex Ovechkin still have the same allure?

Alex Ovechkin

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, celebrates his second goal of the first period during an NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins in Boston, Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)


Alex Ovechkin is only 29 years old. And on an individual level, he’s accomplished plenty in his National Hockey League career. Take his four 50-goal seasons and a 65-goal season, for examples.

But, as Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington asks, does he still have the same “allure” now as he did when he was a rookie? Mike Halford and Jason Brough of ProHockeyTalk stop by to discuss that topic, plus the impact Barry Trotz has had as coach of the Capitals, prior to Thursday’s Winter Classic.

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