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Before Dynamo’s game against Ak Bars Wednesday, there was a pre-game ceremony to honor Caps captain Alex Ovechkin. The Russian machine, who played a big part in capturing gold for Team Russia at the 2012 World Championships, was given a championship ring from one of the greatest goaltenders of all-time, Vladislav Tretiak.

The ring, which came in a suspicious white bag (for easy concealment), is Russian to the core. It has the double-headed eagle coat of arms on one side, and the Russian flag on rubies at top. The shape is not too dissimilar from a glowing piece of the aggro crag from GUTS. I’d put the chances of this ring possessing magical powers at 85%.

I know it’s not a Stanley Cup, but at least Ovi’s winning something.

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  • Caps Glove Cleaner

    Nice looking gloves Ovi

  • gotta start somewhere. Lord Stanley next

  • Considering it’s Russian, I’m sort of surprised it’s not way more gaudy.

  • ROCKIN the caps gloves!

  • Always nice to see Ovie, not hurt, smiling, having fun staying in shape playing hockey. Still can’t like the blue uniform. Where can we buy replicas?

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  • conkubine

    any significance to the 26 red rubies or what appears to be 8 blue stones? like # of world cups tiles for russia or something??