Game 7 between the Washington Capitals vs New York Rangers, and Ovechkin adds more drama to the roller coaster semi final series.
Mark Messier guaranteed a Stanley Cup victory back in 1994 and he came through on his word, can Ovechkin come through on his very bold prediction? Why answer is yes and no.
The only reason the Rangers have forced a game 7 was because of Ovechkin’s ghost in the past 2 games. Ovi learned quick that his ghost can’t help his team win games, so is tonight the night he comes back and dominates?
If so, that’s the only way his guarantee will hold ground. But, it will be tough making due on his bold prediction, in New York tonight.
To this day since Ovechkin made it into the NHL, he has buckled under pressure in games like tonight. He has yet to show us hockey fans if he is capable of taking that extra leap in the playoffs. Well, now he has to prove himself tonight otherwise this “guarantee” will haunt him for the rest of his career. And the NHL media will make sure he never forgets about it.
As I stated, New York will win the Stanley Cup this postseason but now it’s in Ovechkin’s hands on who advances. He is the force that drives this Capitals team and he is the force that can destory this Capitals team. They only move as fast, and play as hard as he does when he’s on his game.
I will say this, if his guarantee does hold ground, he will be looked upon as a god in that Washington locker room, and they will have the most confidence going to the Stanley Cup Finals, most likely winning it.
I personally don’t like players who add drama to an already drama filled playoff series, however this will be a very epic event if he leads his team to victory tonight. Especially against a Rangers team who holds the most epic guarantee in all of sports. I tip my coffee cup to you Ovechkin, but I am also pouring it out because of your loud mouth.
Let’s not forget, his rapping career didn’t last long…
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