"You Don't Have To Act Like A Baby": Mike Milbury Goes Off On Alex…

It's all gone wrong for the Capitals, sitting firmly in last place in the East. (They do have a game in hand on the Islanders, which is a very sad parenthetical to write.) Fairly or not, much of the blame has fallen on Alexander Ovechkin, once a consensus Top-2 player in the world, now painted as an underachiever who… » 2/28/13 10:20am 2/28/13 10:20am

The NHL Barely Dodged A Putin-Backed Russian Mutiny, But The League…

The NHL lockout is over, and most of the players (not Lubomir Visnovsky, though) who kept their games sharp in the KHL have returned to work in the United States. Washington's Alex Ovechkin is back in the States, saying funny things and wearing funny t-shirts. Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin has abandoned Magnitogorsk, a… » 1/08/13 5:00pm 1/08/13 5:00pm

Alex Ovechkin Met A Contest Winner, And They Had A Cake With Both Their…

Ovechkin awakened from a weeks-long Twitter slumber to send out this photo with the caption "With lucky guy James who win Mr Big dinner with me. Hahaha))))" (Those are Russian smiley faces, I believe.) But—that cake. Can we talk about the cake? I could take or leave the dinner with Ovechkin — his English isn't… » 3/01/12 10:55am 3/01/12 10:55am

This Should Answer The Question Of Whether Alex Ovechkin Regrets…

Back when it looked like Alexander Ovechkin might not be named to the All-Star Game, he told a reporter he wouldn't be disappointed "because I'm going to go straight up to vacation somewhere." But he did make the roster, and also managed to get himself suspended for three games. So he decided no All-Star Game because… » 1/27/12 1:20pm 1/27/12 1:20pm

How Young Alex Ovechkin Ended The Cold War

Oh man. Do yourself a favor and look at every single photo on the NHL Players As Kids Tumblr, which we were criminally unaware of until it blew up on the internet today. There's this. And this. And fatty. And Biz Nasty. This will make your head asplode. This will make Maple Leafs fans' heads asplode. And of course … » 6/21/11 6:10pm 6/21/11 6:10pm

Here's A Picture Of Alex Ovechkin With His Arm Draped Over The First…

Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals titled this piece of artistry, "With the First Lady!" and posted it on Twitter yesterday. Awesome on so very many levels not the least of which is the availability of $25 cabernet, per the wall-mounted wine list. If this image doesn't warrant lifting the unspoken ban on… » 4/02/11 11:00am 4/02/11 11:00am