You Be The Judge: Is Alex Ovechkin A Dirty Player?

The debate has raged on all season long: is Alex Ovechkin a dirty player?

Ignited again by his most recent hit on Brian Campbell, SB Nation writers have provided the arguments for both sides of the story. Before voting in the poll below, read Derek Zona's case for classifying Ovechkin as a dirty player. Then, read Travis Hughes' case for Ovechkin as a reckless, but not necessarily dirty, player

When you're done, scroll down, view his questionable hits and decide for yourself by voting in the poll.

Knee-on-knee hits

On Sergei Gonchar:

On Tim Gleason:

On Dennis Wideman (use this link to jump straight to the hit):


Boarding

On Daniel Briere:

On Jamie Heward:

On Patrick Kaleta:

Miscellaneous

A slewfoot on Peverly:

A blindside interference hit on Dustin Brown:

A headshot on Valentin Wirz:

An "Alfredsson" on Scuderi:


 

There you have it. Is Alex Ovechkin a dirty player?  Before voting in the poll below, read Derek Zona's case for classifying Ovechkin as a dirty player. Then, read Travis Hughes' case for Ovechkin as a reckless, but not necessarily dirty, player. Vote below (and sorry about the third party poll service!). 

Is Alex Ovechkin A Dirty Player?

Yes
No
  
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