The 2009-10 Washington Capitals season is all about two things: pressure and expectations. After two Southeast Division titles and a steady advancement in the playoffs the last two seasons, fans in the district are expecting big things from the Red Rockers this year. With the city's other sports teams floundering in mediocrity or outright futility, the pressure is on the Caps to produce a title in the nation's capital. While other players on the Caps are under the microscope to produce forávarious reasonsùgoalies Jose Theodore and Semyon Varlamov, winger Alex Semin, and defenseman Mike Green, just to name a fewùthe ultimate pressure will fall on the team's franchise player and brightest star:áthe Great 8, Alex Ovechkin. Throughout his four-year career, Ovechkin has shown himself to be ...
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