Brian MacLellan on his offseason suggestion for Alex Ovechkin: ‘I don’t know, tell him to work on his keg stand?’
The Washington Capitals held their annual breakdown day Wednesday when the players speak to the media, clear out their lockers, and head into the offseason. The past few years, it’s been a brutal experience to interview devastated players and disappointed brass. But the Capitals just won the Stanley Cup. This breakdown day was full of laughs, more laughs, and smiles.
Last summer, Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan challenged captain Alex Ovechkin to get leaner. He did. And then he won the Rocket Richard Trophy, awarded to the player who scores the most regular-season goals. And he won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the playoffs. And, of course, he led the Capitals to their first Cup victory. His name will be etched on the trophy for another 65 years.
So, Mac, what does Ovi need to improve on this summer?