Ovechkin Suspended for Three Games

Standard Spin: Just when you thought the season couldn't get any worse for Ovechkin owners, down comes word that the Mad Russian is suspended 3 games for leaving his feet and launching himself to hit Pittsburgh's Zbynek Michalek on Sunday.  Ovechkin isn't eligible to return until February 4th against the Habs - his status for the All-star game is unaffected - so grit your teeth and enjoy the skills competition.  Here's Brendan Shanahan for an explanation of the ruling... (Jan.24)