Alex Ovechkin Loves Big Hits In The Olympics Too

Alex Ovechkin Looking Intense (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Alex Ovechkin Looking Intense (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

This is totally a secret, so PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE keep this between you and me. Last Thursday night instead of staying up late to watch Team Russia lose to Team Slovakia in the Shootout (damn the bad ice thwarting Ovechkin’s last chance), I watched the movie “Whip It” with my SOULMATE Ashley on her 16 inch laptop. Sigh. So the next morning, not only did I spit out my coffee when I saw Russia lost, I started cursing when I saw our readers talking about some incredible, bone-crunching hits Alex Ovechkin laid out to Zdeno Chara, Lubos Bartecko and Pavol Demitra on Twitter. BAH totally missed it!

But because of youtube and the awesome internets, I found what I missed… And then some. So prepare yourself people. After seeing what I’m about to show you, I came to this conclusion: Alex Ovechkin is a more savage hitter in the Olympics than during the Regular Season (unless he’s angry at Evgeni Malkin). Check out a history of Ovechkin’s Olympic Sized Hits below the jump via Youtubes and Photos.

Apparently the Russian Machine was in Kill Mode Thursday Night against Slovakia. I’m assuming this man doesn’t use the “Hit Stick” in Madden judiciously.

First Ovechkin Took out Norris Trophy Winner Zdeno Chara angrily. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

First Ovechkin Took out Norris Trophy Winner Zdeno Chara angrily. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Second, Ovechkin lowered the Boom on Lubos Bartecko ( Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Second, Ovechkin lowered the Boom on Lubos Bartecko ( Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Ouch. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Ouch. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Lubos Bartecko Getting Destroyed Sequence Now Finished (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Lubos Bartecko Getting Destroyed Sequence Now Finished (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

And finally let’s finish JUST this game, with Ovechkin’s crazy open ice hit on Pavol Demitra. I think Pavol will keep his head up next time.


And then here is a 20 year old Alex Ovechkin absolutely leveling the gigantic tree that is Chris Chelios after Chelios tried to get dirty behind the net with the Russian Machine in the 2006 Olympics in Torino:

Crazy. Well if think we’ve missed any other awesome hits, shoot us an email or tell us on Twitter, and we’ll put it up. Let’s go Ruskies!