Three guys, one cup. (Photo credit: ria.ru)

On Tuesday afternoon in Moscow, a giant double-decker bus adorned with World Championship logos ambled down Tverskaya Street (Moscow’s version of Broadway). Members of Russia’s championship team, including Capitals superstars Alex Ovechkin and Alex Semin, were honored for their third IIHF championship in five years.

After the players waved to fans along the parade route, the bus arrived at its first destination, Manezhnaya Square, and the gold medal winners were escorted to a stage and cheered on by an estimated 4,000 fans. The players shared stories on the mic, a band played (but not this song– bummer), and the team was honored by a few ministers of sport.

Then it was off to their next stop: Novo-Ogarevo– and Vladimir Putin’s summer home.

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Karl Alzner’s Dogs Can Escape Crates

Despite his strong play throughout the season, Karl Alzner might be more famous lately for his dogs’ bad behavior.

A month ago, as Alzner and his fiancee Mandy left for Game Three against the Rangers, they decided to leave their dogs out of their crate for the night. Of course, that was the night that the game went into triple overtime, and when the two returned at 2 AM, their dogs Charlie, Murphy, and Duncan had trashed their home.

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2011-12 Year-End Review: Jason Chimera


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Jason Chimera had a pretty good year by any standard. He set a new personal scoring record, became an important depth player for the team, and generally used his speed to make opposing players look silly whenever he was on the ice. Though we’d rather see Chimera still playing hockey than throwing out pitches at Orioles games, we couldn’t have asked anything more from the speedy winger this season.

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