Apr 17

Is Alex Ovechkin NHL MVP? Coach Adam Oates says ‘Yup, absolutely’

WASHINGTON, DC – Admittedly, Washington Capitals Coach Adam Oates has a personal preference in the Hart Trophy race for NHL MVP, having watched captain Alex Ovechkin score 18 goals in 16 games to lead his team back from the dead to the Southeast Division lead.

“I’m obviously very biased about that, so my answer would be ‘Yup, absolutely,’” said the Capitals coach, when asked if Ovechkin is the MVP this season.