Ovechkin: Video evidence
Very, very few NHL players have a career that can be boiled down to a highlight package as impressive as this.
The thing is, how many players can that be said about after just 49 games? Sasha Ovechkin's puck-to-skate-to-stick manoeuvres are amazing, and it's almost a sixth sense for him, whereby he always, always knows where the puck is and where he wants it to go.
I know this is something that has been beaten to death, but Ovechkin has nearly 2.5 times more points than his nearest teammate — something that may be an NHL record. If he was playing on a team that had even a modicum more talent than the C(r)apitals, just imagine where he'd be in the scoring race (he's currently on pace to finish 6th in NHL scoring with 127 points).
It says here that if Ovechkin played for, say, the Pittsburgh Penguins, a team with a far better power play (14th) than Washington's (28th), he'd be leading the league in scoring.