And what about all the goals he scored on s***ty Washington teams?
If you think Semin and Backstrom are carrying Ovechkin and not the other way around you're nuts.
Well I was being sarcastic when I said "carried". Obviously Ovechkin is the main cog in that machine.
When it comes down to who is more valuable, I just think Ovechkin has a major advantage in scoring by playing with elite offensive talent and system when Crosby has Guerin/Dupuis/Kuntiz and a injured Malkin on the PP all year.