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We get questions about Evgeny Kuznetsov on a pretty much daily basis. (Quick: Don’t expect him in DC until after 2014 Sochi Olympics.) The frequency of the questions was a bit bewildering considering how much we’ve covered the guy, but a tweet from RMNB reader and known sportsyapper @dylanwheatley83 tipped me off to something.
— dylan wheatley (@dylanwheatley83) March 25, 2013
I checked out Kuznetsov’s wiki page, where I found this passage:
He has publically stated that he will never dawnd a Washington Capitals jersey as long as Alex Ovechkin is there. His reasons are based that Ovechkin’s work ethic may rub off on him as a bad influence.
Let’s try it again, and this time I’ll do the dick move where I sic everything that’s ungrammatical:
He has publically [sic] stated that he will never dawnd [sic] a Washington Capitals jersey as long as Alex Ovechkin is there. His reasons are based [sic] that Ovechkin’s work ethic [sick unbelievable] may rub off on him as a bad influence.
Okay, put your IT nerd hats on. If you jump into the history of that wiki entry, you see that this line was a recent addition the article— dated 20 March 2013, one day after Ovechkin scored a goal in a well-fought but losing effort in Pittsburgh. The edit came from a static IP: 126.96.36.199.
188.8.131.52 seems to spend most of his (and I’m using “his” in a gender non-specific way) time helpfully updating team and league information for foreign players, although he has also been slapped on the wrist for some “unconstructive” edits to entries on the adult film actress India (nope, not gonna look it up), some Canadian radio broadcasters, and a couple Muslim leaders.
And where is this troll coming from? Boston? Pittsburgh? Traceroute gooooo!
Edmonton! Because Canada is and always will be ground-zero for hockey-crazy. That and the poutine is why we love ’em.
Shine on, 184.108.40.206, you crazy diamond.
One last time: Evgeny Kuznetsov will probably join the NHL after the Sochi Olympics.