See What We are Made ofPosted on November 03, 2009
We are fortunate that Alex Ovechkin's injury will only keep him off the ice for a short period of time. I am hopeful that he doesn't rush his rehab and that we allow him to heal and rest up. It is a long season. He will have a long career. This first injury is a setback and we don't want to rush Alex back into play. It is important for him to heal and feel strong and pain-free upon his return. Patience is better than haste in this regard. We have relied on Alex and his gifts for five seasons now. With his being out of our lineup, it is now time for his teammates to step up and be counted. We have a lot of depth on our team; a lot of leaders; and a lot of talent. The players will all rally around the coach and the jerseys that they wear. This is a team. They play for each other and for our passionate fans. The players will want to thank Alex for his MVP talents and we hope to NOT miss a beat. We will test our mettle now. This may be a small blessing in disguise as each and every player will have to step up their game to replace the one-of-a-kind talents of Alex Ovechkin. As I have said numerous times, good health and luck play a big part in a hockey franchise's success. I believe we were lucky that Alex's injury wasn't more severe so I count our blessings. Get well soon Alex. Time to step up and be counted for all of us now. Go Caps! Let us see what we are made of while Alex is wearing a suit while his teammates are playing.