OTPP: NHL All-Star Rosters, Alex Ovechkin Milestones, Juniors Review and More

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 23: Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) is congratulated on the bench after scoring in the second period against Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) on December 23, 2016, at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. The Washington Capitals defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning, 4-0.(Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Last Word on Sports is proud to present their hockey podcast, On the Power Play with Ben and Dave. Join Ben Kerr and Dave Gove each week as they take a look around the Hockey World focusing on the big issues of the NHL and elsewhere.

The boys are back and looking at the news from around the NHL.

OTPP: NHL All-Star Rosters, Alexander Ovechkin Milestones, Juniors Review and More

NHL All-Star Rosters have been announced. Who were the biggest surprises? Who were the biggest snubs? How do the boys feel about the current format and what do they expect to see in Los Angeles?  What about changes to the NHL Skills Competition?

Alexander Ovechkin has now scored over 1000 NHL Points.  What’s next for the Russian sniper? How does he stack up with the best goal scorers of all-time?  What other milestones are in sight for the Russian phenom?

The World Juniors ended with the Americans winning in a wild shootout. How do Dave and Ben feel about the tournament? Are rule changes needed or is a shootout a legitimate way to end things? What is the future of emerging teams like Switzerland and Denmark after this year’s event?

The Columbus Blue jackets have come back down to earth recently.  Whats next for the owners of a 16-game NHL win streak this season? Can they finish atop the Metro Division?

All that and more in this edition of On the Power Play.

 

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WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 23: Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) is congratulated on the bench after scoring in the second period against Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) on December 23, 2016, at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. The Washington Capitals defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning, 4-0.(Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

 

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