Alex Ovechkin took what people said about him being on the decline, threw it in a trash can, burned it, and bore a devilish grin while doing so. He then hit the ice for his first week of NHL action and proved all the naysayers wrong.
In Wednesday night's loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins, Ovechkin netted his 8th goal through 4 games - which matches an impressive record in the modern NHL era.
He already broke records for his consecutive hat tricks in his first 2 games, and now he adds to the list of early accomplishments.
When will this man slow down? Not being able to participate in the Olympics has really lit a fire under him.
He looks poised early on to be a frontrunner for the Rocket Richard trophy.