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Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov played in only three games for Team Russia during the World Championship. Dima’s tournament ended after he broke his arm and returned to North America to get surgery.

Orlov watched from home on Sunday as Russia defeated Finland 5-2 in the gold medal game. On Instagram afterwards, an excited Orlov tweeted a photo with the caption:

You guys are beauties!!! Congrats on the win everyone!!! And thanks to the fans for the unreal support!!!

A few hours later, Alex Ovechkin instagramed (is that a word?) Orlov back to remind him that he too is a champion.

Now, please, tell us more about what a poor leader Ovi is.

  • Rob W.

    What a selfish PoS, only thinking about himself….:))))))

  • Sarah

    If Orly insists on being such a mature professional about this I will go sob and scream into my pillow on his behalf. :(

  • Lawrence

    Awesome haha What did Ovi say in his video? Something along the lines of, “You’re championship too. Kisses” ?

  • Darla

    Can we *please* get Ovi a *good* opposite winger? Please? Think o’ what he could do with a truly competent one! Ridin’ high on this win, he’d be unstoppable next season!

  • Андрей

    Literally he said “Dimas, you’re champion, too, old man. Congrats!” with “Dimas” sounding like Dim+us

  • Андрей

    Taking a shot with Putin in a dressing room:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5psgIEjRdMQ

  • Lawrence

    Thanks!

  • Rob W.

    Taking political views out of this, this had to of been a really cool moment for those guys

  • AjaxDesperados
  • Fred Merc

    The guy tapping away on his cell phone and ignoring Putin’s speech will be found floating in a river by morning. “Accidental drowning after celebration.”

  • Fred Merc

    Is Putin right handed?

  • Eric Schulz

    He actually could not be more left #Communism

  • Eric Schulz

    I think how well the opposite winger *complements* Ovie is more
    important than getting a winger with immense talent (although obviously
    both would be great). But I can’t imagine we could really get a legit
    top-6 winger in free agency; they aren’t cheap and we need to focus on
    the defense more (which doesn’t necessarily just mean the blueliners,
    but if you added a forward for defense I’d imagine it would be a 3rd
    line two-way centerman. With luck, maybe that guy is a healthy Laich
    next year and we don’t have to spend money going outside the roster; I’m
    bullish on Laich next year, but I am very possibly a little delusional
    there). I think that Fehr would be a great complement on that top line;
    he drives play and has the skill to hang on the top line.
    As long as
    we resign Grabovski, he and Kuznetsov give us enough talent that we
    won’t be a one-line team, and we have enough depth (Brouwer, Wilson, Chimera,
    Ward, Laich, Johansson, Latta, Brown) that we can have four solid lines.
    Laich,
    when healthy, could maybe fit there also, but I think he’s a better
    anchor for the 3rd than final piece for the 1st, given the makeup of the
    roster. I thought Penner would be an excellent fit there as well, with
    his skill and size; his forechecking really impressed me too. He
    finished 2nd on the team in CF% among forwards (behind Grabovski, the
    only forward above 50%), but that includes his time in Anaheim; I don’t
    know what he was in Washington but the eye test told me he was an
    exceptional forechecker, which would make him a great fit there as
    well. I’d love to resign him; not only is he a legit top-6 winger, but
    he should also be a relatively cheap one; it’s hard to see us making any
    major upgrades/adding a major piece unless we can get good value, like
    with Grabovski last offseason. I only see us potentially making two big
    signings: re-signing Grabovski, and a top-4 defenseman (or maybe
    borderline top-4, given the dearth of top-tier talent among defensemen
    this year in free agency).
    I actually like our roster a lot; I may be overcompensating for the loss of Oates, but even with no upgrades:
    Ovechkin – Backstrom – Fehr
    Kuznetsov – Grabovski – Wilson
    Laich – Johansson – Brouwer
    Chimera – Latta – Ward
    Alzner – Carlson
    Orlov – Green
    Schmidt – Hillen
    Holtby
    Grubauer
    seems like a dangerous team in the playoffs, doesn’t it? (Not a contender yet, but not that far off… right?) I mean, I definitely want to push Orlov down a pair, I want a DFD there, but he and Green were 2 of 4 players to actually have a 50%+ CF% last year under Oates, so you could see that being dangerous. Also, obviously Wilson on the 2nd is a gamble, but I like Johansson’s passing paired with Brouwer’s shooting on the 3rd, and a 4th with Chimera and Ward is better than pretty much every other team’s 4th, right? Who do you think we could get to complete that top line if it’s not found in-house (Fehr or resigning Penner)? Matt Moulson seems like a no-brainer fit, and he should be a cheaper than most top-6 guys… but still, he won’t be cheap.
    And if in a trade… I’ve laid out a blockbuster trade that I think would/should net us Kesler that I think is logical because it helps both teams and Kesler is on the trade block. Is there any potential trade that we could make that makes sense?
    (I like Kesler not as the fit on the 1st line obviously, I just would love to have crazy C depth; you could stack the top with Ovechkin – Backstrom – Grabovski, and have Kuznetsov be with Kesler and whomever on the 2nd too, if you wanted.) I’ll throw one name out there; Evander Kane. Would love to add his talent, and it seems like he’s kind of a lightning rod; maybe we could get him like Dallas acquired Seguin. I’d love to see him across from Ovie.

  • Darla

    I hope you mean re-sign, and not resign.