Pic via Oksana Zolotar
Earlier this morning, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin tweeted links to his Instagram, where he published video of himself training. Ovi shows off sprinting at the track and — if I’m measuring right here — his approximately 75-foot vertical leap.
Two hours later, new Caps goaltending coach Mitch Korn saw Ovechkin’s tweets and thought, hey, this is a good time to introduce myself. Korn says, “@Ovi8 I am the caps new goalie coach. Looking forward to meeting u.”
Ovi hasn’t responded yet, but this whole interaction is adorable for a few reasons:
- Korn responds to Ovechkin’s all-unperfectly-written Russian tweet in all-perfect-English.
- After careful review of his past work, it appears Korn tries to use nearly perfect grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation in all his tweets. That’s why the rando extra spaces after Ovechkin’s handle and the misspelling of you crack me up.
- The likelihood of a response from The Great Eight seems slim. Lately, Ovi has auto-tweeted everything from Instagram, so maybe this would have been better served as a text maybe?
- Korn’s effort on social media is tremendous. Even more so when comparing his tweets to Olie Kolzig’s, who is 12 years younger.
— Jaypiter (@Jaypiter) August 7, 2014
Yeah, Olie, you forgot the photo, bro.
The Capitals easily have the most eclectic tweeters in the NHL. Everyday’s a joy.
Thanks to Oksana for inspiring me to write this post.