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McGuire's Monster Performers

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Monster Player of the Year

They are hard charging. They are abrasive. They are fearless. They are equal parts perspiration and inspiration. They are the consummate team player.

They are Pierre McGuire's Monsters!

And Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals is Pierre McGuire's Monster Player of the Year for the 2007-2008 season.

Everyone knows about Ovechkin's offensive ability - he led the league in points and goals, setting a record for goals by a left-winger. But there is more to his game than scoring goals.

He hits hard. He skates hard. Ovechkin plays with heart-felt passion, and his pure joy for the game is infectious.

There are other players who fit that description, but no one did it better this season than Ovechkin.

Pierre McGuire's 2007-08 All-Monster Team

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Alexander Ovechkin - CapitalsVincent Lecavalier - LightningJarome Iginla - Flames
Brenden Morrow - StarsMike Richards - FlyersDustin Brown - Kings
Ryan Malone - PenguinsJonathan Toews - BlackhawksChuck Kobasew - Bruins
Alex Burrows - CanucksPaul Gaustad - SabresDavid Clarkson - Devils


Defence Defence
Dion Phaneuf - FlamesEd Jovanovski - Coyotes
Brent Burns - WildMike Komisarek - Canadiens
Duncan Keith - BlackhawksGreg Zanon - Predators


Goaltenders
Martin Brodeur - Devils
Steve Valiquette - Rangers

Photo Credits: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images; Greg Fiume/Getty Images; Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images; Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images.



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