Since entering the league in 2005, Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby have been rivals on the ice and talked trash towards each other off of it.
While the rift between the two players has always been overblown, Ovechkin and Crosby have played rough against each other during games. The Russian machine has referred to Crosby’s franchise as “Shitsburgh” while Crosby has complained about the amount of lids thrown on the ice after an Ovechkin hat trick. Crosby did not salute Ovechkin after his 1,000th career point.
That’s why the 2017 All-Star Weekend has been so bizarre. Friday, during the NHL’s Top 100 Players Ceremony, Ovechkin and Crosby hung out and were very warm towards each other. Saturday night, the two Metropolitan Division All-Stars were inseparable during the All-Star Skills Competition.
The Washington Capitals just released a behind-the-scenes video from the NHL’s Top 100 Ceremony. The video follows Alex Ovechkin as he meets up with some of the greatest players of all-time like Wayne Gretzky, Sergei Fedorov, Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr, and Joe Sakic.
But the best moment happens between Ovechkin, his father Mikhail, and Sidney Crosby.
After being named one of the top 100 players of all-time, Alex Ovechkin spoke to reporters. He called it the biggest honor of his career.
“To be in this company, it’s incredible,” Ovechkin said to CSN Mid-Atlantic’s Tarik El-Bashir. “All the legends – and you’re one of them. It’s unbelievable.”
Ovechkin then mingled and took photographs with, as he described it, the “best of the best.”
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