NHL analyst and former veteran player Jeremy Roenick wrote on his web site earlier this season that he didn't think the Capitals could win with Ovechkin.
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"Derian and I made each other better hockey players," Roenick said. "He is a fierce warrior, and I was a fierce warrior. We played the game the way it was supposed to be played."
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