Alex Ovechkin has received a huge amount of criticism over the past few seasons. Most of this heat has stemmed from disappointment over the forward's inability to recapture the elite form we witnessed for the better part of five seasons. A lot of this criticism has been deserved as Ovechkin has looked lost on the ice, seemingly uninterested in giving it his all.
The pattern persisted into the 2013 seasons, with analysts such as Mike Milbury calling out Ovechkin for his play. Milbury, unsurprisingly, crossed a line by stating Ovechkin needs to "act like a man." It's safe to say other analysts might have thought even worse of the forward's game, but they were smart enough to keep it off of national television.
How has Ovechkin responded to his critics? He started by calling out Milbury's lack of success as a GM. He then went on a tear, turning his game around and silencing his critics - including Milbury.no comments